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Aaron D. Schmiedel
[AFS Ltd]

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Aaron Ewing

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

About.com Guide to Graphic Design--Austin

Judy Litt at QuaLitty Design in Austin discusses typography, and provides links to font sites and font software, and offers general advice on all things typographic (hinting, font choice, font editors, etcetera). Faulty web page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam Chavis

During his studies in Austin, TX, Adam Chavis designed a wiry typeface (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

AFS Ltd
[Aaron D. Schmiedel]

Alex, Chaya, Rashi, Ruth Fancy and Tzipporah (1992) are free Hebrew fonts made in 1992 by Aaron D. Schmiedel at AFS Limited: 7815 La Cabeza, Dallas, TX 75248. Download here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandra Willett

College Station, TX-based creator of the modular techno typeface Metric (2013). Metric was designed during her studies at Texas A&M University. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Allison Sullard

Director of Communication Design in the Northeast Bible Church, San Antonio, TX. Creator of a beautiful Russian constructivist poster called Save Trees (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alphabet Innovations International -- TypeSpectra (Was: MM2000)
[Phil Martin]

Born in Dallas in 1923, and retired in Florida, Phil Martin had an exciting life, which started as a bombardier in WWII, and went on as a piano bar singer, publisher, cartoonist, comedian and typographer. He died in October 2005.

Phil established Alphabet Innovations International in 1969 and TypeSpectra in 1974, and designed most of his 400 faces (read: film fonts for use in the VGC Photo Typositor) there: Agenda (1976), Americana (1972), Arthur (1970, by Roc Mitchell), Aurora Snug (1969), Avalon (1972), Baskerville (1969), Beacon (1987), Bluejack (1974), Borealis (1970, by Roc Mitchell), Britannic (1973), Bulletin (1971), Celebration (1969, by Roc Mitchell), Century S (1975), Cheltenham (1971), Clearface (1973), Cloister (1975), Corporate (1971, by Roc Mitchell), Corporate Image (1971, by Roc Mitchell), Courier B EF (2004, originally done at Scangraphic), Didoni (1969, a knock-off of Pistilli Roman with swashes added), Dimensia and Dimensia Light (1971, by Roc Mitchell), Dominance (1971), Egyptian (1970), Eightball (1971, some report this incorrectly as a VGC face, which has a different face also called Eightball: it was digitized by FontBank as Egbert. Alphabet Innovations' Eightball had other versions called Cueball and Highball, and all three were designed by George Thomas who licensed them to AI), Fat Chance (Rolling Stone) (1971), Fotura Biform (1969), Franklin (1981), Garamond (1975), Globe (1975), Goudy (1969), Harem (1969, aka Margit; digitized and revived in 2006 by Patrick Griffin and Rebecca Alaccari as Johnny), Helserif (1976---I thought this was created by Ed Kelton; anyway, this face is just Helvetica with slabs), Helvetica (1969), Introspect (1971), Jolly Roger (1970, digitized in 2003 by Steve Jackaman at Red Rooster; Martin says that Jolly Roger and Introspect are his two most original designs), Journal (1987), Kabell (1971), Kabello (1970), King Arthur [+Light, Outline] with Guinevere Alternates (1971, by Roc Mitchell), Legothic (1973), Martinique (1970), Mountie (1970), News (1975), Palateno (1969), Pandora (1969), Pazazzma (1980), Perpetua (1969), Plantin (1973), Polonaise (1977; digital version by Claude Pelletier in 2010, called Chopin Script), Primus Malleable (1972), Quaff (1977), Quixotic (1970), Report (1971), Romana (1972), Scenario (1974), Sledge Hammer (1971), Son of Windsor (1970), Stanza (1971, by Roc Mitchell; this angular face was later published by URW), Stark (1970), Supercooper (1970), Swath (1979), Threadgil (1972), Thrust (1971), Timbre (1970), Times (1970), Times Text (1973), Trump (1973), Tuck Roman (1981), Viant (1977), Vixen (1970), Weiss (1973), Wordsworth (1973).

In 1974, he set up TypeSpectra, and created these type families: Adroit (1981), Albert (1974), Analog (1976), Bagatelle (1979), Cartel (1975), Caslon (1979), Criterion (1982), DeVille (1974), Embargo (1975), Heldustry (1978, designed for the video news at the fledgling ABC-Westinghouse 24-hour cable news network in 1978; incorrectly attributed by many to Martin's ex-employee Ed Kelton: download here), Innsbruck (1975), Limelight (1977), Oliver (1981), Opulent [Light and Bold] (1975, by George Brian, an amployee at Alphabet Innovations), Quint (1984), Sequel (1979), Spectral (1974), Welby (1982).

His fonts can be bought at MyFonts.com and at Precisiontype. He warns visitors not to mess with his intellectual property rights, but I wonder how he can have escaped the ire of Linotype by using the name Helvetica. In any case, the fonts were originally made for use on photo display devices and phototypesetters. Some are now available in digital format.

Near the end of his life, Phil's web presence was called MM2000 (dead link).

Check his comments on his own faces. URW sells these faces: URW Adroit, URW Agenda, URW Avernus (after Martin's design from 1972), URW Baskerville AI, URW Beacon, URW Bluejack, URW Cartel, URW Cloister, URW Corporate, URW Criterion, URW Didoni, URW Fat Face, URW Globe, URW Goudy AI, URW Heldustry, URW Helserif, URW Introspect, URW Legothic, URW Martin Gothic, URW Martinique, URW Pandora, URW Polonaise, URW Quint, URW Scenario, URW Souvenir Gothic, Souvenir Gothic Antique (the Souvenit Gothic family was designed by George Brian, an employee of Alphabet Innovations at the time: it was AI's first text family), URW Stanza, URW Stark, URW Timbre, URW Viant, URW Wordsworth.

Interview. Bye Bye Blackbird performed by Phil Martin in Largo, Florida.

The final message on his last web page, posted posthumously read: MARTIN, PHIL, 82, of Largo, died Tuesday (Oct. 4, 2005) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Dallas and came here after retiring as a writer, singer-songwriter, commercial artist, and comedian. As a high school student, he worked as an assistant artist on the nationally syndicated Ella Cinders, and at 18 wrote and drew Swing Sisson, the Battling Band Leader, for Feature Comics. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, where he served as a bombardier in Lintz, Austria. On his 28th mission shelling the yards in Lintz, his B-24 was hit and he was listed as missing in action until the war in Europe ended. He was a comedian on The Early Birds Show on WFAA in Dallas. As a commercial artist, he founded two multinational corporations to market typeface designs and is credited for designing 4 percent of all typefaces now used. He also wrote columns and articles for typographic publications. Locally, he sang original lyrics to old pop standards in area piano bars, and in 1999 produced 59 issues of the Web book Millennium Memorandum, changing the title to MM2000 when he issued the first edition of the new Millennium on Jan. 3, 2000. Survivors include his wife, Ann Jones Martin; and a cousin, Lorrie Hankins, Casper, Wyo. National Cremation Society, Largo.

Phil Martin's digital typefaces.

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

Amy Miles

Codesigner with S. John Ross of Cumberland Fontworks in Austin, TX, of Cock Boat (2001). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andersen Agency
[Bill Andersen]

Agency in Wichita Falls, TX, run by Bill Andersen. Their commercial Kindergarten family is sold through Font Factory. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andy Voelkle

Stone carver from Houston, Texas, who designed a full roman alphabet in 2001 as an alternative for Trajan for stone carvers. Ray Larabie then created Texhenge (2001) according to Andy's specifications, while Andy tested the font out on real marble.

In Andy's own words: I approached Ray Larabie by email in early 2001 and asked him to produce a "texhenge" font for our project here in Texas, to build the first full-size stone circle in over 2000 years. I wanted a modern font to replace Trajan as the ideal stonecarving font for our age. He and I labored over the design of the three special symbols (dagger, double dagger, per mille sign) for several months until Ray's final design, represented in these two fonts, which are in my opinion beautiful and perfect. The main stone was to be a smooth limestone, but in 2001 I began laying out a test in six inch high lettering on carrara marble, a text of Ray's perfect Latin and "et" sign, and a tribute to my lovely wife Kathy. The test was interrupted and postponed until 2008 when I carved it. The bench sits outside our home, just off the sidewalk. It is a popular resting spot for us senior citizens, and we have seen young lovers enjoying a moment alone in quiet conversation. I am honored to have this font, and to have carved it first. Much more is planned for the font as the Texhenge.com stone circle project progresses over the years.

The bench in which "Kathy and Andy" is carved is dedicated by Andy to Kathy McKee.

Download these fonts here: Texhenge-Bold, Texhenge-Tight. Or go to this dedicated directory. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angie Baldelomar
[Angie makes (wa: Fonted House)]

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Angie makes (wa: Fonted House)
[Angie Baldelomar]

Angie Baldelomar is a Lubbock, TX-based type designer at Fonted House, a typefoundry she started with Sara Snyder, with whom she codesigned the tall hand-printed caps typeface Canoe (2012).

In 2013, she published the connected script typeface Matchmaker (Fonted House), the hand-printed Southern Belle, and the ampersand font Quirky Sands.

Typefaces from 2014, now published under her own label, Angie Makes, include Graciela (hand-printed), Hollyhock (sribbly script), Milkmaid.

Dafont link. Creative Market link. Another Creative Market link. Aka Angie Makes. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Anika Samples

Based in Austin, TX, Anika Samples created the curly script face Sissy Hankshaw (2011), about which she writes: Helvetica Rounded Bold and Dorchester Script were combined to create this typeface as a typographic embodiment of Tom Robbin's Even Cowgirls Get the Blues protagonist Sissy Hankshaw. A stunning, modelesque wanderlust with cucumber-sized thumbs (and therefore a superior ability to hitchhike), Sissy's feminine beauty is referenced with Dorchester while Helvetica Rounded adds an awkwardness in hommage to her over-sized appendages.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anne Frey

Graphic designer in Dallas, TX, who graduated in 2012 from the University of Wisconsin (B.Arts) in Madison, WI. Creator of the free display typefaces Diminuendo, Wedged, and Crossed Wires Condensed in 2012.

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Annie Opitz Olsen

Annie Opitz Olsen, a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, was previously a Reno printer and calligraphy teacher. She works for Wycliffe Bible Translators and has given type design training workshops in Bangalore and Mexico City. Creator (with Victor Gaultney) at SIL International (Dallas, TX) of the Open Font License package of sans serif fonts called Andika Design Review (2006, weights called A through G). She writes: Andika is a sans serif, Unicode-compliant font designed especially for literacy use, taking into account the needs of beginning readers. The focus is on clear, easy-to-perceive letterforms that will not be easily confused with one another. It contains about 600 glyphs. Currently, the fonts are named Andika DesRev A and Andika DesRev B. Alternate URL where one finds Andika Basic (2008). See also here. Speaker at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, where she updated the type world on the newest features of Andika, which is constantly being expanded. Interview. Google Font Directory link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anthem Type
[Joey Nelson]

Foundry with free offerings such as Lunch (a shadow outline face), Nicotine, Silver Sideshow, Civilian, Decade, Uptown) and pay fonts (Joey Nelson's Silver Sideshow). The designers in Plano, TX are: Kenn Armstrong, Taber Buhl, Kingsley Harris, Ryan Santos, Peter Smith, and Joey Nelson.

Dafont link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Architext Inc

Bar codes, MICR, signatures, logos. Located in San Antonio, TX. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aridi Graphics (or: Aridi Computer Graphics)
[Marwan Aridi]

Company based in Dallas, TX, that markets Marwan Aridi's great drawings. His borders, ornaments, initial caps, ribbons and banners are almost legendary. They are for now in EPS format, and truetype and type 1 versions are available for many. Alternate URL. He sells great sets of drawings for the following: Arabic Calligraphy Art, Arabic Caps&Fonts, Web Clips, Initial Caps I, Initial Caps II, Initial Caps III, Initial Caps IV, Historical Ornaments Patterns&Frames, Arabesque Ornaments, Arabesque Borders, Olde World Borders I, Olde World Borders II, Calligraphia, Olde World Ornaments, Ribbons, Banners&Frames, Ornamental Backgrounds, Crests, Ribbons&Frames, Typography&Printer's Ornaments, Aridi Fiesta, Business 1, Background Two, Arabesque Designs. Alternate URL. Arab Caps has many fonts. Package of 30 display fonts for 500USD. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Armin Vit

Born and raised in Mexico City, Armin Vit is a graphic designer and writer now living in Austin, Texas. He is co-founder of UnderConsideration and its myriad sites. His last employment position was at Pentagram. He now runs UnderConsideration's Department of Design. With his partner, Bryony, he has co-authored the books Women of Design and Graphic Design Referenced. Designer of the futuristic fonts Modular (2001) and Tirkovet, and of Stress (letters obtained without lifting the pen). He attended the School of Graphic Design at Anahuac University in Mexico City and taught typeface design at the Portfolio Center, marchFIRST, Atlanta, GA. Home page. After Atlanta, he moved on to Chicago, and later to Austin. At TypeCon 2003, he told this dream about Hrant Papazian, I quote: I dreamt that Hrant came to my house, the weird thing is that it was his typophile picture only (since that is as far as I know what Hrant looks like). So he came in, and went "Number Two" in my bathroom without flushing, after that, he headed out to the kitchen to hang out and stuff. So I go into my bathroom and see these unflushed turds in my toilet. I go up to Hrant and say "Excuse me, Hrant, you left your turds in my toilet." His response involved handing me a plunger and adding "This should fix it." And that was it. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arts and Letters

List of font names for the Arts&Letters Corporation. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arts&Letters

Type outfit in Dallas, TX, with some free fonts, some commercial fonts (BOSS fonts: 4000 fonts for 30 USD), and some typography essays on anti-aliasing. There seems to be a connection withComputer Support Corporation. It released at one point in 1996 a big CD of fonts called Arts&Letters, which I believe is related to Bay Animation. These were renamed fonts from elsewhere. About 100 fonts were at this site. A sampling of the free fonts: Amos-Normal, ArcherNormal, Asia-Extended-Bold, Banco-Normal, Barrett-Condensed-BoldItalic, CallimarkerItalic, Cane-StripedNormal, Cane-Hollow, CoffeeSackExtendedItalic, CraneNormal, Dominon-Normal, Enview-Bold, Glaze-Normal, Gorgio-Normal, Leo-Normal, Orient2Normal (oriental simulation), PennantNormal, Plank-ExtendedNormal, RoninNormal, ShalomNormal (Hebrew simulation), Tangiers-Normal, ThreeDeeNormal, WampumNormal. The list of about 2000 fonts I am aware of, all made between 1995 and 2001, is here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ash Solano

Graphic designer in Austin, TX, who created Game Over Font in Illustrator in 2012. It is a squarish face that comes with outline and 3d versions.

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Barry Bujol

Texas-based designer (b. 1981) of the grunge faces Rosebud (2010), Caged Prisoner (2010), Patriot Anthem (2010), Andalusian Trial (2009), Street Blues (2009), The New Metropolitan (2008), American Bravado (2008), Chicago House (2008), Perrymint (2008), Gridlock'd (2008), and Ascent 2 Stardom (2007-2008).

He also made Doux Papaya (2010, a dessert menu face), Brig Maven (2010, organic), Stealth Magnum (2010), Dutch&Harley (2010), Cafe Lounge 19 (2008), Beauregard (2010, +Hollow), and Mighty Gizmo (2009, outline face).

He sometimes uses the aliases The Original 19 and BGizzle Fonts. Blog. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Big Poppa E

Austin, TX-based designer (b. 1985) of te circle-and-arc-based font Big Poppa E (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bill Andersen
[Andersen Agency]

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Billy Hayes
[Chicken Billy]

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B.J. Heinley

Austin, TX-based creator of the vector format font Slime (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Blake Watts

Abilene, TX-based designer of the connected script typeface Real Quality (2013). This typeface was created for a class at ACU. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bob Dobbs
[SubGenius (was: BOBCO SubGenius Fonts)]

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Boldperspective
[Sean McCabe]

San Antonio, TX-based creators of the free Victorian web font Jokal (2011). The designer is possibly Sean McCabe.

In 2012, Sean went commercial at Creative Market, which now sells Jokal and GeoCon Light. [Google] [More]  ⦿

BOSS Fonts

This company sells about 4000 fonts for 30 USD (which appear to be renamed fonts from elsewhere) and has a few free downloads. They sell a BOSS Font Manager (20 USD). Run by Arts&Letters Corporation out of Carrollton, TX. Interestingly, the same fonts, with the same names, are also at Computer Support Corporation. Cover of their specimen book. 39-page type sampler. Download (August 2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Braden Leigh

Dallas, TX-based author of the web comic Giant's Teeth, who created the hand-printed typeface Giant's Teeth (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bren Burrill
[Eye Envision Studios]

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Brent Couchman

Designer and illustrator at Hatch in San Francisco, who hails from Boerne, TX. His typefaces include Sasquatch (2011, a bilined custom face), and Milk (2011), a very thin slab face. He is working on the multiline face Hello (2011), and on the Victorian ornamental face San (2011). Flickr link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bria Crain

Austin, TX-based designer of the pixel typeface Stairways (2014). This typeface was developed during her studies at Texas State University. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brian Garcia

Graduate of the Art Institute of San Antonio. San Antonio, TX-based creator of Papel Picado (2014), a decorative typeface family that contains ornamental initial caps in the style of Mexican fiestas. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brian Jacob
[Jacob Type]

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Brian Solano

Texas-based designer of the hand-drawn typeface Street Prescription (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brian Willson
[Three Islands Press (was: The Type Quarry)]

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Brody Neuenschwander's calligraphy

Brody Neuenschwander was born in Houston, Texas in 1958. He studied art history at Princeton University and the Courtauld Institute, London, receiving his PhD in 1986. He studied calligraphy at Roehampton Institute under Ann Camp and then became assistant to Donald Jackson. Since 1988 he has worked as a free-lance calligrapher, first in Wales and now in Bruges, Belgium. Clients have included the U.S., UK, and Belgian governments, the BBC, Time-Life Books, and the Royal Mail. He has worked with director Peter Greenaway on several films, including "Prospero's Books" and "The Pillow Book." Brody is currently working to install trilingual signage in the Coptic quarter of Cairo. Brody got the Belle Lettere Award in 1997. John Berry's report of a presentation. His presentation at Sonoma State University. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Brody Vercher

Texan designer, partner at Blazer Six. At Creative Market, Brody Vercher sells his fonts. His first typeface there is TeHaus (2014), an interlocking vintage typeface inspired by a font seen in the ATF catalog. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Buttfaces Digital Type Foundry
[Tobias Tylus]

Based in Dallas, TX, Buttfaces Digital Type Foundry offers some original fonts, both free and commercial, designed by Tobias Tylus. The semi-grunge fonts include Buttweasel, Enema Light and Buttzilla. All his 40-odd fonts can be bought in one package for 50 USD. Demos of some families such as Skuttlebutt (grunge, 1997). Newest free fonts: Buttoni, Grumpybutt. Commercial faces: Doopah, Buttskratch, Tookus, Buttinsky, Butt-Naked, Hindsight, Poopchute, Butthead, Buttkowski, Buttwriter, Headbutt, Buttskerville, Curliebutt, Chunkybutt, Punkass, Ciggiebutt, Skuttlebutt, Alien Butt. Since 2003, the sales have moved to MyFonts: Butt Bongo, Butt Scratcher, Butt Smuggler, Butt Writer, Buttheads, Buttkowski, Buttmap, Buttskerville, Buttweasel, Buttzilla, Chunkybutt, Ciggiebutt, Creakybutt, Curliebutt, Dingbutts, Enema, Headbutt, Poopchute, Punk Ass, Sillybutt, Stinkybutt. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Caitlyn Cotter

Caitlyn Cotter is a graphic designer from Austin, TX. During her studies at St. Edward's University, she created a hand-drawn art nouveau typeface that was illustrated on a Toulouse Lautrec style poster (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Caleb B. Wills

Student at the University of North Texas in Denton. Designer of the woodprint-look font Emilee (2003), which he sketched, then scanned, using several woodcarving books (1950's) from his library at UNT as reference. He also designed the display faces Max Openace and Max Closed as well as Bunker, Engine, Ethan, and Smack. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Calvin Glenn
[NIMX Typefoundry]

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Carla Paola Torres

Graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, class of 2012. Graphic designer and lettering artist in Austin, TX. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carly Haynie

During her studies in San Marcos, TX, Carly Haynie created the pixelish typeface Feelin Shady (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cassandra Martinez

During her studies at Texas A&M University, Cassandra Martinez (Austin, TX) designed the sci-fi typeface Stellar (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Celeste McKeon

Celeste McKeon (Austin, TX) created Hairy Font (2011) and Ribbon Font (2011, script face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chad Beck

Art director in Dallas, TX. He created the art deco face Dirty House (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Charles Combs

Charles Combs from Austin, TX, runs the design studio Charles Combs Design. He created Ghost Font (2010, experimental). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Charles Duncan
[Grandheaven Fonts (was: Fontage Road)]

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Cher Stewart

Web developer and designer, b. 1985, who lives in Austin, TX. Creator of the organic face Stewart Sans (2009). Dafont link. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chicken Billy
[Billy Hayes]

ChickenBilly.com offers art and illustrations by Billy Hayes from Fort Worth, TX, who describes his site as follows: Take Hanna Barbera, Hulk Hogan, James Brown, Fort Worth Zoo, B.B. King, Hank Williams III and Jesus Christ, mix until the image is bright like a angel. Add a pair of cowboy boots and jeans, some Mexican beer, your choice, and put it all on a page using only flat vector shapes..

Dafont link.

Creator of the crazy outline caps typeface Pollo Pueblo (2012) and the Tekton-style architectural typeface Skwirl (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chris MacGregor
[PenUltimate Type Foundry]

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Chris MacGregor

Union Type Supply used to be run by Chris MacGregor in Houston, TX, who was (is?) a web communications specialist at Halliburton. He also used to run Penultimate Type in Seabrook, TX. He founded About with Don Synstelien.

His typefaces: Zehrgut (grunge face), Orti (by Jean-Jacques Tachdjian---a filled-in display face), Utile (high-contrast serif font designed by Matthew Chiavelli, Jeff Gillen, Chris MacGregor and Jean-Jacques Tachdjian), Afrobats, Bridgework, Citore, Emulate, Emulate Bold, Epaulet (1994), Tagged, Boxonoxo, Burner, Datapad, Empanel, Emulate, Esboki, Esdeki, Estuki, GleeClub, HiroItalic, HiroOutline, HiroSharp, Hiro, IttoBlock, IttoRound, JaySetch (named after Jay Setchell, who was Chris MacGregor's boss at Imagination Plus, The Woodlands, TX), LeslieSmith, Manitu, Metolurgy, MittenHollowHollow, MittenLeftLeft, MittenRightRight (1996), PepClub, Planet100, PlanetFiveHundred, PlanetSevenHundred, PlanetThreeHundred, ReverberateBold, Reverberate, Tagged, Tshtars, Unite, UtileCaustic. Some typefaces in this list were published by [T-26] (such as Epaulet, Emulate, Mitten, Tagged).

On-line gallery. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Chris Reinecke

Graduate of Wayland Baptist University and Abilene Christian University (20107). Graphic designer in Lewisville, TX, who designed the display titling face Holbrook (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chris Rogge

Chris Rogge (Rogge Design, Austin, TX) created the vinatge display typeface family Tall & Lanky in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chris Vile

Graphic designer and web developer in Chicago, who moved there from Austin, TX.

Creator of Cannibal (2012, scartchy hand), Die Already (grungy caps), The Dead Saloon (2012, Western caps face), the scratchy scary typeface Dead Bitch (2012), the athletic lettering face No Honor Roll (2012), the grungy Redux (2012), Konquer (2012), Sandy Ravage (2012), and Digital Anarchy (2012), the blood drip typefaces Spiked (2012) and XSpiked (2012), and the brushed typeface GwizsK (2012).

In 2013, he designed The Five One Two (graffiti font), Skidmarked (graffiti font), There Be Monsters, Digital Disorder (a textured typeface), We Are Depraved, The Dead Are Coming (grunge), Barbaric, Welcome To Texas (graffiti font), Chopper City (a spurred constructivist typeface), Maya Rose (a script face), Chaos and Pain (a tattoo font), Abandon (grungy poster face), Virtual Bliss, and Pale Horse (a dagger font), Malevolentz (grungy caps), Shrapnel (grungy caps).

In 2014, he created Ol Skool (graffiti font), Why So Serious (grunge), Never Speak Of, Taco Truck Militia, Reason to see evil, Reaching for heaven, Digital Firebomb, Gas Mask Warriors, Necrotype, The Deadliest Saloon, The Decompozed, Necro Monger, Self Righteousness (grunge face), Rasterized (brush face), Some Devil Faces, Flowers For You, Dirtgrub Graffiti, M Ponderosa (letterpress typeface), Dr. Toboggan, Midnite Hour.

Home page. Personal home page for Designs By Chris.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christopher P. Cacho

Designer and lettering artist in Austin, TX, who created the warm display face Mainsail CPC (2012), and the masculaine rounded octagonal slab serif typeface Batten CPC (2013). In 2014, he made Scrimshaw CPC (Latin, kana and Cyrillic), Siren CPC, and Batten Sans CPC.

Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chuck Talk

Based in Austin, TX, this designer created the hand-printed Schoolboy text in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Clay Lemontea Chastain

American vector artist (b. 1988) who runs Vector Tea and lives in Midland, TX. Creator of the handwriting face Certain Tea (2005). [Google] [More]  ⦿

CoffeeCup Flash Website Font

A commercial Windows tool to create web pages that use your own fonts. By CoffeeCup Software from Corpus Christi, TX. It also has a medium-sized font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cole Evans
[Cole Michael Evans]

My Fonts: Cole Evans (a.k.a. Little Lord Fontleroy, the Prince of Print) is a one man typographing entity. Cole Michael Evans (b. 1985) lives in Austin, TX according to one site, and in Dallas, TX, according to another. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Cole Michael Evans
[Cole Evans]

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Courtney James

Courtney Brooke James (Austin, TX) created an unnamed monoline caps face in 2013 while studying at The University of Texas at Austin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Courtney Stark

Austin, TX-based designer of the sans typeface Sukha (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Craig Eliason
[Teeline Fonts]

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Cumberland Fontworks
[Samuel John Ross]

iGame writer, game designer, graphic artist, and the creator and owner of Cumberland Games & Diversions, b. Cumberland, MD, 1971. He lived in Austin, TX, but is presently in Denver, CO. Typefaces by S. John Ross include Axe Handel (2013, grunge), Sans Sara (2011, organic sans), Growly Grin (2011), Powell and Geary (2011), Gelio (2011, Greek simulation family; +Pasteli), Shock Shimmy (2011), Gelio Greek Diner (2011, Greek simulation face), Rugged Ride (2010, a texture font), A Love of Thunder (2010), The Day That Love Came To Play, Unity Dances (2009), Knits and Scraps (2008), Heirany Slight (2007), Merchant Copy (2006), Hexpaper (commercial: font for printing out hex paper (for puzzles and such)), RisusLCBDingbats, RisusLCBKringlebats, TemphisSweatermonkey, HultogSnowdrift (2006), Hultog Engraved (2006), Encounter Critical, Erthe Gaming Systems (art nouveau), Tender Goliath, Temphis Spidersilk (2005), Ten Ton Ballyhoo (2005, grunge), Vermin Magic (2005), Uneasy, Tombs of Rivulax, Almanac of the Apprentice (2005), Yemite Snow Letters (2005), Seven Miles to Heirany (2005), Bold Marker (2005), Apostate Cancer (2005), Bydee Man (2005, based on the handwriting of Austinite Brian Joseph), Uresia (2005, runic), Dragon Harbour (2005), A Kringle in Time (2004, Christmas dingbats), Vanthian Ragnarok (2004), Regal Demise (2004), Nobody Small (2004), Earwax Wit (2004), Always Joking (2004), Hill Country (2004), Barrel House (2004), Iron Lung (2004), Art Greco (2004, a stone cutter face), Powell and Geary (2004), Wolves Engraven (2003), Homespun (2003), Cup and Talon (2003), Glyphs of Hax (2003), Invader Candy (2003), Temphis Runes (2003, commercial), Temphis Laundry Marker (2012), Temphis Brick (2003), Temphis Knotwork (2003), Temphis Dirty (2005), Struck Dead (2003), Double Slug (2003), Oddbats (2003), Phaeton John (2003), Scrawlings (2003, a gothic font), FountainAvenue (2002), Pokethullu (2002), AtlasoftheMagi (2002), Skuntch (2001), Prison Walls (2002), Downtown Auto (2002), Arvigo (2002), Beccaria (2002, very old typewriter font), Cheap Seven Inches (2002), Nicotine Stains (2002), Apple Butter (2002), Merchant Copy (2006), Mexlar (2002), Eye Socket (2002), Spacedock Stencil (2001), Rutherford (2001), SPARKSScrapbook2001 (2001), Sparks ("from skeletal necromancers to doughty Dwarf warriors to Bigass Ogres to chicks with guns - and now an entire science-fiction set!"), Skull Salad (2001), The Temphis Runes (commercial rune font set), Cock Boat (2001, codesigned with Amy Miles), Marshmallow (2001, by his wife Sandra Ross), Yank (2001, handwriting, by Sandra Ross), Focal Deviance (2001), Darn Ya (2001, faces), Punkinhead (jack-o-lantern shaped letters), Rocket Yo-Ho (2001), Thunder Thighs (2001), Dirty Headline (2001, and Dirty Headline v2, 2012: The most successful of the Cumberland stress-fonts is an unlikely typographic hero, released as it was with huge chunks of even the basic U.S. keyboard set missing (it had no apostrophe, for example, and no smart-quotes). Why so limited? I built it for one thing and one thing only, so it only had what it needed. I never expected to see it spread across the globe on buses, TV and movie screens, book coves, web-banners, lottery tickets, signs and clothing. I also never expected it to introduce me to roller derby girls (a whole team of them!), or to hook me up with a pen-pal who means a lot to me, but it's done all those things and more.), Ninja Bootleg (2001), Face Front, Nameless Harbor, Martian Hull Markings (1999), ProtoRooftops (2001), Zarking (2001), Graalek, High Fiber (2001), LastUniform, Wolves&Ravens (2000), Wolves&Ruin (2003), Pigeon Street (2001), Gravel (2001), TheAlchemist (2001), Deco Freehand (2001), Archipelago (2001), Flagstones (commercial), Newfie (handwriting, by Sandra Ross), Hultog (2000), and Lunatic Regular (handwriting, 1999). 15 USD fontmaking service. At Apostrophic Lab in 2001, he designed FuturexApocalypse. The Temphis Runes font set is commercial.

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D. Jules Gianakos

D. Jules Gianakos (Zapruder Design, Brooklyn, NY) is the Houston-born creator of Dealey (2012), an outline font based on HelveticaNeue LT 65 Medium.

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Dan M. Zadorozny
[Iconian Fonts]

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Dana Tanamachi

Lettering artist from Texas who is based in Brooklyn, and specializes in chalk lettering and shop signage. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Poindexter

Designer of the serif typeface Adjacent Lowercase (2004). Student in Austin, TX. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Darcy Baldwin
[DJBFontography]

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David Fleming Nalle
[Scriptorium (Ragnarok Press, Fontcraft)]

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David W. Shields

Shields holds a BFA from Memphis State University and a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He lived in Brooklyn where he co-founded the design studio Viewers Like You, and was a design consultant in New York. He designed Goofypop and Frank Rounded. Now an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Shields researches and catalogues wood type, and organizes the extensive Rob Roy Kelly wood type collection there. Speaker at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, and at TypeCon 2012 in Milwaukee. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Debbi Hosken

Font designer at SIL in Dallas, TX, where she finished two free Burmese fonts in the Padauk family (2002-2005). That SIL project was managed by Martin Hosken. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Debi Sementelli
[Debi Sementelli Type Foundry]

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Debi Sementelli Type Foundry
[Debi Sementelli]

Debi Sementelli (b. 1973, Erie, PA) set up her own typefoundry in 2013 in Carrollton, TX. Before that, she cofounded Correspondence Ink (in 2007) with Brian Bonislawsky. Together, they created the formal calligraphic family Belluccia (2011). Belluccia Ornaments has plenty of wedding invitation dingbats to accompany the font. Belluccia Bold was published in 2014.

In 2012, they published DomLovesMary (a wedding script family), which is named in memory of Dominic and Mary Sementelli, Debi's in-laws.

In 2013, Debi Sementelli created the lively invitation script typeface Cantoni (+Flourishes, +Ornaments), which comes on the heels of the hugely successful Bombshell Pro by Emily Conners.

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Dennis Ludlow
[Sharkshock]

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Derek Weathersbee

Graphic designer in Dallas and Amarillo who graduated from Texas Christian University (Fine Arts in Graphic Design). Creator of the grotesque all-caps face Franchise Bold (2009). Free download at Lost Type, Dafont and Fontspace. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dick Pape

Dick Pape (Dallas, TX) is digitizing the Dan Solo books one by one, and has digitized many other sources of alphabets and images. He started making fonts ca. 2007. In 2009, he was doing Solo's art deco tome. He is on several font-making forums such as High Logic, and is interested in revivals. "Toto" writes: Dick Pape made hundreds of fonts and here are the links to most of his fonts. This list has not been updated and later additions are found in Rapidshare folders. I've missed some and some links had been deleted by Rapidshare during its migration from .de to .com. Some have also been sent directly to the group, like those based on Mada's alphas. It is hard to tell whether the font has been made by Dick Pape. The only indication that he created the fonts is that the font have "DP" as font vendor and/or has "Digitized by TTD" in the trademark field. Both are not present in some of his fonts. He seems not to want to take credit. He is just a guy who wants to digitize anything he likes. In 2010, he made Bultaco, based on the logotype for Bultaco Motorcycles---see Freehostia.

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Dick Pape
[Dick Pape: American Wood Type]

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Dick Pape
[Dick Pape]

Dick Pape (Texas) has been digitizing images and alphabets for many years. His typefaces include many revivals, all very true to the original images. Early in 2013, we agreed to host his 1,600 fonts on our site. Storage alone ais initially of the order of 700 megabytes. Because of the sheer size of the collection, we have a download section, easily accessiblefor both individual or batch downloads. In addition, we have subpages with discussion, information and images. The typefaces have been partitioned into these groups: Aboriginal Art, Aesop, Aridi, Artville, Ben-Tour, Binny & Ronaldson, Briar Press, British Museum, Buddhist Images, Butterfly, Carbajo, Celtic Designs, DXS-Art Deco Display (alphabets), DXS-Celtic and Medieval, Daniels-Segura, Design Elements, Digital clipart, Dover Publications, FHA, Fonto Fonts, French Alphabets, Go Media, Graffiti Words, Hula Fonts, Hunt Bros 101, Incredible Pulps, Individual Artists, KCK, LFD, LHF Ornaments, Mada Alpha-a-day, Mayan Signs, Mindofone-Other, Misc Alphabets, Misc Silhouettes, Misc Symbols, Moderne-Solo, Music Song Covers, Myth & Fantasy, Neubau, Octopus, Paul Lacroix, Pepin Press, Rattlesnake Jack's Western, Schneidmeister, Sketch Type-HandDrawn, Sonja Steiner-Welz, Soviet Posters, Super Fonts, Traditional Turkish Designs, Trees-silhouettes, Tribal Tattoo, USF Decorative Fonts, ViaFaceDon, Viking Design, Virgin Vectors, Walden Font, Zelek.

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Dick Pape
[Dick Pape]

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Dick Pape: American Wood Type
[Dick Pape]

In 2013 and 2014, Dick Pape digitized 108 typefaces from the Rob Roy Kelly Collection of American Wood Type. This collection is curated by the Design Division of the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin. The PDF catalog of this collection served as a source for the design and the font names. The typefaces:

  • AWTBill-StarkConcaveTuscanCond.
  • AWTConnorTuscanItalian.
  • AWTCooleyAntTuscanXXCond, AWTCooleyGrecianXXCondensed.
  • AWTDoricRomantic.
  • AWTGothicTuscanCondReversed, AWTHWGothicTuscanCondNo3.
  • AWTHagarConcaveTuscanShade.
  • AWTHamiltonAntTuscanExt, AWTHamiltonAntiqueExt, AWTHamiltonBenFranklin, AWTHamiltonCaslon, AWTHamiltonClarendonExtended, AWTHamiltonClarendonNo2, AWTHamiltonDeVinne, AWTHamiltonGothicExtended, AWTHamiltonGothicLight, AWTHamiltonGothicSpecial, AWTHamiltonJensonOldStyle, AWTHamiltonLatinExtended, AWTHamiltonTrenton, AWTHamiltonTuscanEgyptian, AWTHamiltonUnique.
  • AWTHeberWellsTeniersUnique.
  • AWTKurilianEureka.
  • AWTMorgans-WilcoxDoricCond, AWTMorgansCourier4.
  • AWTNebraskaGrecianXCond.
  • AWTNesbittGothic, AWTNesbittGothicBold, AWTNesbittGothicRound, AWTNesbittOctagon, AWTNesbittRomanCondensed, AWTNesbittRomanExtended, AWTNesbittRomanExtended, AWTNesbittRomanOrnamented, AWTNesbittRomanXCondensed, AWTNesbittVenetian.
  • AWTPage&SetchellNo154, AWTPage-SetchellNo515, AWTPageAldine, AWTPageAldineExpanded, AWTPageAldineOrnamented, AWTPageAntTuscanCond, AWTPageAntTuscanOutlined, AWTPageAntiqueBlack, AWTPageAntiqueCond, AWTPageAntiqueNo7, AWTPageAntiqueTuscan, AWTPageAntiqueTuscanNo1, AWTPageAntiqueTuscanNo8, AWTPageAntiqueXXCond, AWTPageAntiqueXXXCond, AWTPageBelgianCond, AWTPageBeveledNo142, AWTPageCelticOrnamented, AWTPageClarendonExtended, AWTPageClarendonNo1, AWTPageClarendonXXCondensed, AWTPageColumbian, AWTPageConcaveTuscanXCond, AWTPageConcaveTuscanXCondOutline, AWTPageCorinthianNo2, AWTPageEgyptian, AWTPageEgyptianOrnamented, AWTPageFrenchAntique, AWTPageFrenchClarendonCond, AWTPageFrenchClarendonXXX, AWTPageFullFacedGrecian, AWTPageGothicLightFace, AWTPageGothicTuscanNo1, AWTPageGothicTuscanPointed, AWTPageIonic, AWTPageIonicCondensed, AWTPageNo500, AWTPageNo501, AWTPageNo506, AWTPageNo508, AWTPageNo51, AWTPageNo510, AWTPageNo515, AWTPageNorwichAldine, AWTPageOrnamentedAldine, AWTPagePeerlessAntNo129, AWTPagePeerlessCondOldStyl, AWTPagePhanitalianNo132, AWTPageRomanAetna, AWTPageRunic, AWTPageSkeletonAntique, AWTPageTeutonic, AWTPageTuscanCondNo2.
  • AWTRITConcTuscanOpenShade.
  • AWTTubbsModifiedGothicXXCond.
  • AWTVandenburghConcaveTuscan.
  • AWTW&WAntiqueTuscan, AWTW&WAntiqueTuscanExpanded, AWTW&WGothicCondOutlined, AWTW&WGothicExtended, AWTW&WGrecianXCondensed, AWTWells&WebbGrecianCondense, AWTWells&WebbTuscanOutlined, AWTWellsAntiqueLight, AWTWellsAntiqueLtExtended, AWTWellsAntiqueXCondensed, AWTWellsGothicTuscanCond, AWTWellsGothicTuscanItalian, AWTWellsPainter'sRoman, AWTWellsRomanExtraBold.

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Dillon James Sherman

Dillon James Sherman is a web and graphic designer who graduated from Kansas State University (Wicjita, KS) and who is now located in Dallas, TX.

Creator of the free steam-powered Western typeface Sedgwick Co (2012). In 2013, as Lemoine, he created the decorative blackboard bold typefaces Shelley Alive and Shelley Dead.

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Dinghorns

Dinghorns is a free truetype font with Texas longhorns. [Google] [More]  ⦿

DJBFontography
[Darcy Baldwin]

Darcy Baldwin (DJBFontography) is the Texas-based designer of these handwriting faces in 2007: DJBABITOFFLAIRE, DJBADEE1, DJBAMANDAG, DJBANGELA, DJBANNALISE, DJBANNETTEscript, DJBCHERE, DJBCHRISTINEC, DJBCINDA, DJBCINDAs, DJBDAWN, DJBDOODLEDOO, DJBELIZABETHK, DJBELKE1, DJBEMILYS, DJBEuroscript, DJBGINAE, DJBGISELLA, DJBJANELLE, DJBJANINE, DJBJENB2, DJBJENNA, DJBJENNIFER, DJBJENNIFERscript1, DJBJOAN, DJBJOYscript, DJBKATHERINE, DJBKATRINE, DJBKEELYB, DJBKEELYBscript, DJBKELLEY, DJBKENNAscript, DJBKIRA, DJBLINDSE1, DJBLINDY, DJBLIZ, DJBLORRAINE1, DJBMANDY, DJBMEGAN, DJBMETA2, DJBMISH, DJBMichael, DJBPOOKIEDOO, DJBRITA2, DJBSOFEE1, DJBTABITHAscript, DJBWENDY, DJBWENDYPscript, DJBWRITESALOT. In 2008, she made DJB Treasure Hunt, DJB Curlie Wurlie, DJB 2Cute4U, DJB Heart of Dixi. Fonts made in 2009: DJB For Annie, DJB Sloppy Joe.

In 2011, she made DJB C Lyle Run, DJB Blueprint, DJB Crazy Goofy Cool, and DJB Cassandra.

Typefaces designed in 2012: DJB Play Misty For Me (made in conjunction with Misty Cato), Bean Pole, DJB Liz, DJB Worn at the knees, DJB Cris Script, DJB Doodle Beans, DJB Squirly Q, DJB Jacked Up Kinda Luv, DJB Lena, DJB Pookiedoo, DJB Geeks Who Wear Glasses, DJB Brewhaus Special, DJB Emily's Garden (curly alphabet, codesigned with Lauren Grier), DJB Room Mother Script, Lucy Lu.

In 2013, Darcy published the outline typeface Just an Outty (made together with Lauren Grier), the curly swirly DJB Swirl Me Around (made in conjunction with Shawna Clingerman), and the hand-printed DJB Boyfriend Jeans.

In 2014, she made DJB Rubia's Tiny Print, DJB Chicken Scratchez, DJB High Zombie, DJB Holly Enchanted, DJB Coffeeshoppeespresso, DJBHeatherG, DJBZoraPrints, DJB Belly Button Outtie, DJB Skritch Skratch, DJB It's Full of Stars, DJB It's Full of Dots, DJB Doodle E Doo, DJB Mess in My Head, DJB Miss Liz, DJB About A Boy, DJB This Moment, DJB Danielle 2.0, DJB Merry, DJB BellyButton-Innie, DJB I Love A Ginger, Hand Stitched, Hand Penned, Baby Bump, Rubia Tuesday, DJB Bailey, DJB Emphatic, DJB You make Me Blush, DJB Doodled Bits, DJB Hunky Chunk, DJB Bad Stamp Job 1 (2), DJB Chalk It Up, DJB In Such A Rush, DJB Sheldon's Girlfriend, DJB Uncertain Tense, DJB Holly Jolly B'Golly (a great poster typeface), DJB Lemon Head (hand-drawn), My Boyfriend's Handwriting, Sugar Shock.

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Douglas and Lloyd Morgan

Wood type collectors weho started building a collection in 1940 in Dobbs Ferry, New York. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Doyald Young
[Doyald Young: Logotypes and Letterforms]

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Doyald Young: Logotypes and Letterforms
[Doyald Young]

Graphic designer, typographer, type designer, author, teacher and lecturer, born in 1926 in Holliday, TX. He died on February 28, 2011 due to complications following a recent heart operation. Picture. He attended Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles Trade Technical Jr. College, and Art Center College of Design where he has taught for 27 years and holds the honorary title Inaugural Master of the School. Doyald drew characters, often of a calligraphic or handlettered nature. He was deeply influenced by his mentor, Hermann Zapf.

Steve Heller writes: When digital programs like Fontographer made it easy for anyone with a computer to create typefaces, many of them purposefully inelegant, he advocated a high level of craftsmanship that he believed had been lost. In so doing, Mr. Young challenged a new generation to reject so-called grunge design in favor of precision. When the American Institute of Graphic Arts awarded Young its 2009 Medal for Lifetime Achievement, Marian Bantjes wrote Taste. Practicality. Formality. Understated prestige. The combination of those qualities forms as perfect a descriptor of Young's work as any you are likely to find, both in the process and the result. Although he is widely known for his elegant curves and scripts, he has never been a showy designer---there is not a trace of ego in his work. The range of letterforms able to flow at any time from his hand is great, and there is no way to particularly define Young's mark unless you have seen the hand-drawn comp. That is where his work is unmistakable: perfect letterforms drawn in pencil at a surprisingly small size without so much as a mark of hesitation or awkwardness. The style varies but the fluidity and perfection do not.

Links and media: Scott Erickson's movie on Doyald Young. FontShop link. Klingspor link. Short obituary and video. Longer video about his life. Steven Heller's obituary in the New York Times. Obituary by Marian Bantjes for AIGA.

He was adored and respected for his craft and gentleness. Portrait. Another portrait (credit: Louise Sandhaus). Author of several influential texts:

His typefaces include the extra bold condensed sports scripts fonts Home Run Sanscript (1999) and Home Run Script (1999, a connected bold retro signage script), Young Gallant (2010, a formal calligraphic script based on the alphabets his teacher, Leach, trained him on), ITC Eclat (1985, 1992, fat script face, which was used for titles by Comedy Central and the Queen Latifah movie Beauty Shop), Young Finesse (2003, an Optima-inspired thin headline face used in his book, Fonts&Logos), Young Finesse Italic (2006), Guts (1976, VGC), and Young Baroque (1984, 1992, Letraset; calligraphic Spencerian copperplate script; this is copied by Castcraft as OPTI Yen Script). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Duncan Robertson

Duncan Roberston (Austin, TX) created a 42-cut typeface family called New Alphabet 13 (2013) after Wim Crouwel's New Alphabet.

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Edgar Rodriguez

Designer in El Paso, TX. Behance link. He created a blackletter face from first principles in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elizabeth Quebedeaux

During her studies at lamar University in Beaumont, TX, Elizabeth Quebedeaux (Nederland, TX) created the art deco caps typeface Majestic (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erica Beecave

Illustrator and digital photographer in Houston, TX, who created several funny typographic posters with buncy lettering in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eternal Maelstrom Studios (or: [emfont])
[Jason Harlan]

Free fonts by Jason Harlan of Austin, TX, at this studio (Eternal Maelstrom Studios or [emfont]) with a Japanese techno look. The techno fonts typically have only 26 letters without punctuation or numbers: Akihibara (Latin with a kana look), AnimePornstar, Ddsnet, Freshmen (2000), Honeyflash, Kogal, Pornohouse (LED simulation), Third Party, Akihibarahyper (2001), Clovers (2001), Crafty (2001), Dreampop (2001), JackFrost (2001). Catalog of his fonts.

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EthiO Systems

Commercial Ethiopic software and fonts: handwriting fonts such as WashRa (1995), Ethiopia (1996), Wookianos (1997), YebSe (2000). Plus a free Sabaean Script font. Based in Houston. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eye Envision Studios
[Bren Burrill]

Elite Webdesigns (or: Eye Envision Studios, link died ca. 2004) offered Bren Burrill's free dingbats: Elite1websets, Elite2webset, Elitebitsnpieces, Elitecircledesigns, Elitekaleidos, Eliteremotesplashin. These were all made in 2000, and are very useful as web page icons. Bren Burrill hails from Corsicana, TX, and works as a photographer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fingertip Software

A PO Box company company in Universal City, TX, involved in multilingual computing. It offers some Cyrillic fonts in a decorative pack (Artisan, Brush Stroke, Graceful Script, Kids Hand, Mechanical Pen, Mechanical Pen Wide, Old Cyrillic, Showtime). Other fonts can be found on various archives: for example, see Timesse CE (1999). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fingertip Software

Fonts and software for multilingual computing. From Universal City, TX, a commercial site covering most major languages, especially Cyrillic, East-European and Slavic languages. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontdotcom
[Puey Ounjai]

Major Thai font outfit and font download site. It carries many Thai fonts, such as TX Kikku (by Puey Ounjai, aka Toxin), Nook Freehand (2005, a Thai/Latin face by Nook Nattaya), and NP Naipol All In One (2005, by Pol Udomwittayanukul, aka Naipol). Ounjai also made TX Love (2005), a Valentine's Day font, TX Timesquare (2006, handwriting), TX Jello (2006). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fonted House

Fonted House (Lubbock, TX) was started by Sara Snyder and Angie Baldelomar. Together, they designed the tall hand-printed caps typeface Canoe (2012). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Gabriel Walker
[Typehead]

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Galaxie Software (was: Biblescript 97)

Located in Garland, TX. BibleScript: Commercial Greek and Hebrew font package. Has a shareware version. Windows and Mac. Their fonts are also here: GU-Greek (2001), GU-Hebrew (2001), Greek (2001), Greek-Uncials (2005), Greektl, Hebrew (2001), Hebrewtl, OLBGRK (2003), OLBHEB (2003), Scholar (1997). "GU" stands for Galaxie Unicode. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Garret Steider

Hickory Creek, TX-based designer of the decorative typefaces Howard (2012) and Audrey (2012), created during a class project in which hybrids had to be made based on a cross of Aerator and Didot.

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General Glyphics
[Tom Davis]

Tom Davis is the principal of Dallas-based General Glyphics, which in 1993 marketed these border dingbats: Borders-Argyle, Borders-BourbonStreet, Borders-Cartographer, Borders-DotRule, Borders-Droughts, Borders-FatWaves, Borders-Intersect, Borders-Karnak, Borders-Nieman, Borders-NiemanOpen, Borders-SantaFe, Borders-ScotchWaves, Borders-SmallDiamonds, Borders-Surveyor, Borders-Thebes, Borders-Transom, Borders-ZigZagOne, Borders-ZigZagTwo, Borders-Zues. Seems to have moved on to other things. [Google] [More]  ⦿

George Thomas
[Liberty Type Foundry]

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George Thomas
[Majus Corporation]

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Gerren Lamson

Austin, TX-based creator of several alphabets with sharpie pens. One of these, Sharp5, was turned into a free opentype font in 2011.

He started selling his fonts in 2012 through his company, Creative Market. These include Peruse, Terra Stamp, Nimble Pen, Lamson Marker, Prova, Hand Block, Notch, Jaywalk and Hand Slab.

Typefaces from 2014: Zoetic (hand-drawn poster family), Solder (multiline hand-drawn family), Hand Deco (hand-drawn layered deco family), and Bangarang (layered poster typeface family).

Home page. Creative Market link. Design Moo link. Dafont link. Fontsy link. Abstract Fonts link. Font Squirrel link. His fonts in alphabetical order:

  • #44 font (2002), 00Starmap (2001, pixel font), 1st Cav (2008), 2-Tech, 21 Gun Salute (2013), 2nd Amendment (2007, guns), 2nd Amendment 2050 (2009, more gun silhouettes), 2Toon, 300 Trojans (2008, comic book family), 4114 Blaster (2008, futuristic), 5th Agent (2008, techno), 7th Service (2002), 8th Element (2013), 911Porscha.
  • Achilles, Action-Men (2008), Action Women (2008, female outlines), Aegis (2010, Greek simulation family), Aetherfox (2013), AirCobra (2002), Aircruiser (2011, trekkie family), AirForce (planes and copters), Airstrike (2013), Airstrip One (2003), Aldo's Moon, Aldo's Nova, Alexis (2001), Alien League, Alpha Sentry, Alpha Taurus (2007, octagonal, athletic lettering), Amalgam, Americorps (2012), Anakefka (2009, ultra-fat family), Antikythera (2013, Greek simulation face), Antilles (2009, sans family), Argosy, Arilon (2008), Army Rangers (2013, octagonal), Astropolis (2009), Atlantia (2012, futuristic), Avenger (2008, futuristic).
  • Babes&Bond (2009, erotic silhouettes), Babe-alicious (2002, erotic outlines), Bad Robot (2007, computer game look), Bal-Astaral, Bamf (2011, techno family), Battlefield, Beam Rider, Beastian (2011), Ben Zion (2008, Hebrew simulation), Berserker (2008, grunge), Beta Biergärten (2008), Bio-disc, Bio-discSolid, Bio-discThin, Bionic Comic (2002), Bionic Type (2002), Birds of a Feather (2007, dingbats), Block, Blood Crow (2009), Bloodlust (2011, dripping blood face), Blue July (2009), Body Swipers (2014, Halloween font), Bog Beast (2013), Borgsquad (2014, mechanical/octagonal), Brin Athyn (2008, uncial/Celtric), Bronic (2004), Bubble Butt (2014, bubblegum typeface), Bummer (2007, octagonal), Bushido (2008, oriental simulation), Butch and Sundance (2013), Buttons the Bear (2008, children's hand), Byte Police.
  • Capella (2011, a wide techno family), CasperComics, Chardin Doihle (2008), a useful informal handprinting family), Charlemagne, Charlie's-Angles, Cheyenne Hand (2008), Christendom, Clubber Lang (2013, grungy), C.O.D.E.R. (2012), Colossus (2011, old chipped stone look), ComicBookCommando, ComicFX, Commonwealth, Concielian, Corinthian, Covert Ops (2012, army stencil), Coyote Deco (2007, art deco), Crappity-Crap-Crap (2007), Crime Syndicate (2013), Crixus (2011, a squarish sans that includes an athletic lettering style), Cro-Magnum (2003), CryUncial, Cyberia (like Soviet: neat Russian imitation letters), Cyrus The Virus (2012, grungy, hand-printed).
  • DS Man, Daedalus (2008), Daemonicus (2012), Dan Stargate (2008), Dan'sHand, Dark Alliance (2014), Dark Horse (nice brush font), Darkwind, Dassault (2013), Deathblood (2014, Halloween font), Delta Ray, Demon Priest (2013), Department-K, DepartmentH, Deranian (2008), Detonator, Devil Summoner (2014), DiegoCon (2004), Ding-o-saurs (2007), Direktor (2008, Cyrillic simulation techno), Dire Wolf (2013), Disco-Dork, Disco Deck (2005), Disco Duck, Dodger, Dotcom (2002), Drafting Board (2008), Drafting Table (2008), Dragon Order (oriental simulation), Drid Herder (2002), Droid-Lover (2008), Drosselmeyer (my favorite).
  • Eagleclaw (2009), Eaglemania, Earthrealm (2013), Earthshake (2013), Earth's Mightiest (2002), Eco-files, Eldebaran (2012), Elder Magic (2009), Election Day (2009), Emissary (2014, sci-fi), Empire Crown (2011, blackletter), Enduro, Ensign Flandry, Ephesian (2007), Erin Go Bragh (2009, Celtic/uncial), EscapeArtist, Eskindar (2013), Eternal Knight (2013), EverettSteele'sHand, Excelerate, Excelsior, Excelsior Comics, Exedore (2008), Exoplanet (2013, techno), Extechchop (2005).
  • Factor, Falconhead, Famous Spaceships (2007), FantasticCreatures, Fantazian (2003), Fantom (2009, bad handwriting), Federal Escort (2014), Federal Service (2011), Federapolis (2008, octagonal techno face), Fedyral, Fedyral-II, Feldercarb (2003, octagonal font), Ferret Face (2013), Fiddler's Cove (2012), Fight Kid (2009), First Order (2001), Flesh Eating Comic (2013, grunge), Flight Corps (2008, techno/pixelish), FlyingLetaherneck (2002), Force Majeure, Foucault (2014, uncial), Frank-n-Plank (2013, a wooden plank font), Free-Agent (2008), Freedom Fighter (2013, stencil), From Bond With Love (2014: military stencil), FunnyPages, Futurex Grunge (2005).
  • Galant, Galaxy-1 (2008), Galaxy Far Far Away (2009, futuristic dingbat font), Galaxy Force (2014), Galga (2008, futuristic), Gamma Sentry, Gemina (2011, sci-fi / techno family), Gemina2 (2013), Generation Nth, Gentleman Caller (2014), GeoBats (2007), Gearhead (2013, octagonal), GI Incognito (2012), Global Dynamics (2014), Goalie (2008, hockey mask alphading), Gods of War, Governor, Graymalkin (2011, trekky), Grease Gun (2012), Grendel's Mother, Grim Ghost (2013), Grimlord (2009), Guardian (2008), Guardian-Laser (2008), Guardian-Pro (2008), Guardian-Shadow (2008), Gunship, Gunship V2 (2002), Gypsy Killer (2013), Gyrfalcon.
  • Hadriatic (2008, roman lettering), Half Elven (2013), Halfshell Hero (2013), Hall of Heroes (2007), Halo, Han Solo (2013), Harrier (2002), Hawkmoon (2011), Hello Copters (2013: helicopter dingbats), Heorot (2009, stone age fonts), Heroes Assemble (2011), Heroes Assemble Dingbats (2014: all Avenger characters), Highrise Heaven (2007, city skyline dingbats), Hip Pocket (2014: psychedelic), Holy Empire, Homemade-Robot, Homeworld (2003), Homeworld Translator (2003), Horroween (2013, Halloween font), Hulkbusters, Hydro Squad (2014), Hypno Agent.
  • Iapetus (2014, sci-fi), Icebox Art (2012), IWantMyTTR!, Iconian (2002), Iconified, Illuminati, Imaginary Forces (2008, mythical dingbats), Imperial Code (2003, Startrek style face), Imperium, Incubus, Incubus-Italic (2008), Incubus-Shadow (2008), Infinity Formula (2003, super techno), Infobubble, Inhumanity (2014), I-House Edition (2014), Interceptor (2008), Interdiction (2012), International Super Hero (2002), Intrepid, Iron-Cobra (2008), Iron Forge (2012).
  • Jack's Candlestick (2013), Jackson, Jannisaries, Jedi Special Forces (2012), Jerusalem (1999, Hebrew font simulation)[see also here], Jetta, JettaTech, Jetway (2012, a stencil face), Johnny Torch (2012), Judge, Judge Hard, Justice (2009), Jumptroops (2003), Justinian.
  • Kahless, KameraDings (2009), KarateChop (2009), Kartoons (2008), Katana, Kennebunkport (2013, script), Keystone (pixel font), Khazad-Dum (2011), Kid Cobalt (2008, comic book face), Kinex, King Commando (2011), King's Ransom, KnightsTemplar, Knock Furious (2003, dingbats), Kobold (2008, futuristic), Kondor (2013), Kountry Kodes (2008, international license plate lettering), Kovacs-Spot, Kovacs, Kreeture (2002), Kubrick (2008).
  • Lamprey (2012, techno family), LandShark (2001), LandWhale (2001), Laredo Trail (2013, a Western face), Laserian, Law and Order (2005, dingbats), League Wars (2013, sci-fi stencil), Leatherface (2013), LegalTender, Legion, Lethal (2014), Liberty Island (2013, sci-fi), Lightsider (2011, Star Trekkish family), Lincoln Lode, Lionel (2009), Low Gun Screen (2008, a totally square screen type family), Lincoln Chain, Lionheart, Lobo-Tommy (2008), Lord of the Sith, Loveladies, Low Gun Screen (2008, screen face).
  • Machiavelli, Mad Marker, Magic Beans (2007), Marathon-II, Marathon, Marsh Thing (2014, Halloween font), Masked Marvel (2002), Masterdom (2004), Metal Storm 3D (2008), Metronauts (2013), Metroplex, MetroplexLaser, MetroplexShadow, Michaelmas, Micronian (2009, pixelish headline family), Milk Bar (2003), Micronian (2008, extensive pixel-based family), Military-RPG (2008), Missile Man (2002, futuristic), Miss Amanda Jones (2004, brush style), Mobile Infantry, Modi Thorson (2013, techno), Monsterama (2011, scary face), Moon Dart (2008), Morse Kode, MorseNK, Movie Gallery (2008, dingbats), Mrs. Monster (2013, Halloween brush font), Mystic Singler (2008, rough brush face).
  • Nathan Brazil (2013, art deco), National Express (2003), Native Alien, Nemesis Enforcer (2013), Neo-Geo (like the letters on the Neon cars), Neuralnomicon, Nextwave (2014), Nick Turbo (2001), NifeFite, NifeFiter, NifeFites, Nightchilde (2013), Nightrunner (2008, sci-fi), Nightwraith (2011, techno family), Ninjas (2002), Nobody's Home (2014: poster font), NoloContendre, Northstar (2014), Nostromo, Nuevo Passion (2013), Nyet (2002, Soviet letter simulation).
  • Oberon, Oberon-Deux, Obsidiscs (2003, dingbats), Oceanic Drift (2013), October Guard (2013, Cyrillic simulation face), Odinson (2007, runes), Olympicons (2003), Omega 3 (2010, futuristic), Omega Force (2013, octagonal / mechanical), Omega Sentry, OmniGirl (2003, techno), Opilio (2012), Opus Magnus (2013, metal band font), Oramac (2004), Ore Crusher (2013), Outlands-Truetype (2001), Outrider (2013), Overstreet Bible (2014, hand-printed), Ozda (2011, a fat techno family with several horizontally striped styles), Ozymandias.
  • Psyonic VII (2012), Pandemonious Puffery (2002), Parker's Hand (2002, handwriting), Perdition, Peregrine, Phaser Bank (2008, techno), Philadelphia, Philly Dings (2003), Piper Pie (2007), Pistoleer (2011), Planet N, Planet S, Planet X, Player 1 Up (2012: architectural family), Police Cruiser (2013), Postmaster, Power Lord (2011), Presley-Press (2007), Press Darling (2012), Procyon, Prokofiev (2009, rounded and squarish), Promethean (2008), Protoplasm, Prowler (2013), Pseudo Saudi (1999, Arabic simulation), PuffAngel, Pulse Rifle (2009), Pyrabet.
  • QTs (2013: erotic silhouettes), Quake-&-Shake, Quantum of Malice (2013), Quark Storm (2013), Quartermain (2002), Quasitron (2009, futuristic), Quatl (2002, an Inca font), Queen&Country (2009), Quest Knight (2009), Questlok, Quicken (2013, horizontal stencil), Quickening (2014), QuickGear, Quickmark (2004), QuickQuick, QuickStrike, QuickTech.
  • RCMP, RadZad, Radio-Space, Raise Your Flag (2013), Realpolitik, Rebecca, Rebel Command (2012, Star Trek family), Redcoat (2008, blackletter), Red Rocket (2011, techno), Regulators, Renegado (2014), Replicant, Repulsor (2013, pixelish), Rhalina (2011, a nice upright script), Righteous Kill (2009), Robotaur (2008), Rocket Junk, Rocket Type (2002), Rogue-Hero, Roid Rage (2003), Ro'Ki'Kier (2008), Rosicrucian (2009, stone age font), Rubber Boy (2013, poster font family).
  • Sable Lion (2002), Sagan (2008, futuristic), Scarab, ScarabScript, Sci-Fi (2008), SDF (2013), Sea-Dog, Searider-Falcon (2008), Secret Files (2011), Sever, Shining Herald (2013), Singapore Sling (2014), SisterEurope, Skirmisher (2014), Skyhawk (2014), Snubfighter (2009, sci-fi), Soldier (2011), Sound FX (2003), Soviet, Space Cruiser, Space Junker, Space Ranger (2013), SPQR (2008, grunge roman), Spy Agency (2012), Spy Lord (2001), Starduster (2011), Star Eagle (2014), Starfighter, Star Navy (2009: dingbats), Stranger Danger (2014: grunge), Strikelord (2011, trekkie family), Stuntman, Subadai Baan (2013), Super Soldier (2014, silhouettes), SuperUltra911, Superago (2002).
  • Talkies (2008, dingbats), Tarrget (2013, based on the Tekken "Tag Tournament" logo), Taskforce (2008), Tauro (2012), Team America (2014), Tele-Marines, Terra Firma, Terran, Texas, Texas2, TheRifleman, The Shire (2009), The Shooter (2012: gun dingbats), Texas Ranger (2014: Western font), Thundergod, Thundergod II (2013), Thunder-Hawk (2011, an aviation techno face), Tigershark (2013), Timberwolf (2011), Time Warriors (2007), Tool (2012, dingbats of tools), Toon Town Industrial (2005, comic book font), Tower Ruins (2014: stencil), Tracer, Trajia (2008, a techno/stencil/athletic lettering family), Traveler (2008), Travelicons (2009), Travesty (2003, scrawly handwriting), Trek Trooper (2008, Startrek font), Trigger Man (2013, octagonal and mechanical), Trireme (2011, Star trek family), Tristram (2008, uncial), Troopers (2011, futuristic), Trueheart (2009, Celtic), Tussle (2002), Typeecanoe (hand-printed), Typhoon (2013).
  • Uberholme, Uberholme Lazar (2001), UFO Hunter (2009), Ultra 911, Ultramarines (2013), Underground Rose (2014, connect-the-dots), Unisol, United Palanets (2014), UniversalJack, Uno Estado (2009, constructivist), U.S.A., USArmy, US Army II (2013), US Marshal (2012), US Navy (2007), U.S.S. Dallas (2008), Usuzi.
  • Valerius (2009, uncial), Valkyrie (2008), Valley Forge (2008), Vampire Games (2001), VariShapes (2001), VideoStar, Vigilante Notes (2003), Vilmos Magyar, Vindicator (2012, techno), voxBOX, Voortrekker Pro (2009: octagonal and athletic lettering family), Vorpal (2012: sci-fi stencil face), Vorvolaka (2013), Voyage Fantastique (2013), VX Rocket (2014, fat octagonal face), Vyper (2008, futuristic stencil).
  • War Eagle (2009), warlock's Ale (2014), War Machine, War Priest (2012), Warrior Nation (2011), Wars of Asgard (2009), Watchtower (2012), Weaponeer (2008, military lettering), Were-Beast (2008), Wet Works (2013, grungy stencil), Whatafont, Ensign Flandry (2003), Whiskey Bravo (2003), Wildcard (2011, Star trek family), Wimp Out (2004), Wolf's Bane (+II, +Super-Extended, 2013), Woodgod (2013), Worldnet (great wordly O), Write Off, Writer's-Block, WyldStallyns.
  • Xaphan (2003), XCryption (1999, a hacker face), X-Fighters (2014), XPED, Xcelsion (2002), Xenophobia, Xephyr, Xeppelin (2005, zeppelin dingbats), X-Grid (2008), Xiphos (2007), Xmas Xpress (2013), Xoxoxa, X-Racer (2012).
  • Yahren, Yama Moto (2009: oriental simulation), Yankee Clipper (2011), Yay USA (2013), Year 2000, Year3000 (2001), Yellow Jacket (2002), Yiroglyphics (2004), Yorstat (oriental simulation), Younger Brothers (2014), Young Frankenstein (2013), Youngtechs (2008, futuristic), Yukon Tech.
  • Za's Vid (2001, pixel font), Zado (2002, dot-matrix font), Zakenstein (2011, caps only grunge), Zamboni Joe (2002, hand-printed)), Zealot (2008), Zee Lance, Zen Masters (2002, pixelish), Zeta Sentry (2009, techno/futuristic), Zollern (2013), Zombie Control (2013: a bloody paint drip face), Zone Rider, Zoologic (2009, animal dingbats), Zyborgs, Zymbols.
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InProS (Intellectual Property Solutions)

Indian language fonts for PC and Mac. Commercial site from Houston, TX: maker of fonts and software products. Fonts include Hindi [ex: SheelRekha, RoopLekha, Kamal], Gujarati [ex: Shefali, Nita, Anarkali, Agni], Punjabi [ex: Pushpa, Suman, Badal, Arup], Bengali [Jayanti, BornaMala], Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Sanskrit [ex: Sansipro], Malayalam and Assamese. Fonts for transliteration include Diplomat and MonoPali. HTML editors for these languages as well. Free Om_SuniKanth font. Run by Sunny Kallara. [Google] [More]  ⦿

J. Daniel Escareno

J. Daniel Escareno (Houston, TX) created the all-caps typeface Levels in 2013.

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Jack Kilmon
[Jack's Scribal and Epigraphic Fonts]

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Jack's Scribal and Epigraphic Fonts
[Jack Kilmon]

Houston's Jack Kilmon designed many archaic and epigraphic TrueType fonts. Free for academics. His site also has an archive of some fonts by Reinhold Kainhofer (RK Ancient Fonts), and some Coptic, Hebrew, Hieroglyphic and Greek fonts. A list of his creations: Early Phoenician (8th century BC), Moabite/Mesha Stele Epigraphic, Lachish Ostraca Cursive Palaeohebrew, Elephantine Papyrus Cursive, Jack's Early Aramaic (10th c. BCE), Nabataean Aramaic, Jack's Samaritan, Jack's Siloam Inscription, Jack's Dead Sea Scroll Scribal (or DSS Scribal) (based on Great Isaiah Scroll), Jack's Habakkuk Scribal (based on Pesher Habakkuk), Jack's Meissner Papyrus Cursive, Dead Sea Scroll Scribal, Latin Epigraphic, Roman Rustica (Capitalis Rustica), Latin bookhand from 1st to 6th century, C. Sinaiticus Uncial Greek, Early Greek Epigraphic, Greek Minuscule with Ligatures, Carolingian Minuscule, Insular Minuscule, early Gothic, Gothic Textura Quadrata, C. Sinaiticus Uncial Greek, Early Greek Epigraphic, Greek Minuscule with Ligatures, Jack's Etruscan. Essay on the history of writing. And an archive of Greek, Coptic, Hebrew and hieroglyphic fonts.

Dafont link. Marc Smith is not kind in his critique of Kilmon, who he calls an amateur (page 65). He deplores (page 69) that most letters, o, b, p and y included, have the same height in Kilmon's work. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jacob Hernandez

Graphic designer and photographer in San Antonio, TX. He created the circle arc-themed minimal sans face Don't Feed The Designers (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jacob Type
[Brian Jacob]

Brian Jacob (Detroit, MI) created the illustrative alphabet Fox Type (2012), for which he used Futura as a basis. Cellar Barrel (2012) is a humanist slab typeface. Boulevard Nights (2012) is a heavy squarish face with copperplate terminals. Brian Jacob created various sets of numerals for a school project at College for Creative Studies called Zeitgeist Numerals (2012).

His commercial foundry, Jacob Type, was established in 2012 and is located in Texas.

In 2013, he published the modular squarish typeface Wavering Nights and the semi-condensed sans typeface Perfect Fall. Four Foxes (2013) is a quartet of typefaces derived from wood, glass, metal, and paper.

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Jake Luedecke
[Luedecke Design Font Co (was: LDF Fonts)]

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James Harrison

Designer living and working in Dallas, TX. He created some nice posters to explain the anatomy of type in 2011. He also made the paper fold face Bender (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jamie Stolarski

Designer at T-26 of the ultra-fat and overweight Mammoth (2004). Stolarski lives in San Antonio, TX. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jamie Wilson

Designer & partner at Switch in Dallas, Texas. He created the free sturdy manly condensed geometric sans serif typeface Norwester in 2013. Suggested payment: donations to International Justice Mission, a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jan Morris

Austin, TX-based designer of Modular Alphabet (2013, an origami typeface). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jason Harlan
[Eternal Maelstrom Studios (or: [emfont])]

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Javier Viramontes

Aldine (2011, Lost Type) is a wood-look headline face based on original proofs of a 19th Century American Wood Type alphabet, Aldine Expanded. It was created and embellished by Javier Viramontes at the University of Texas, Austin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeff Gillen
[Mindcandy Design]

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Jeff Rodgers

Jeff Rodgers was born in Texas and lives in New York City where he works as a designer and illustrator. He has created custom lettering for such clients as Nike, The New York Times, Good Magazine, Metropolis Magazine, Blue Q and others. Jeff is also a partner at Abidesco, a Texas based design collective. With the help of the crew at YWFT, he created three typeface families: Owen (2014, dadaist overlay font), Tall Tex (2014, Western), and Merry (2014, a hand-drawn poster type with the possibility of stacking). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jennifer Glasgow

American designer of the brush face Boulle (2011), a typeface designed for a course at The Art Institute of Austin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jessica Thompson

Illustrator and art historian in Austin, TX, who designed a pen and ink alphabet called Pine (20143). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joe Taylor

According to Identifont, Joe Taylor designed Blippo Black in 1969 at FotoStar. Currently he is the curator of the Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum in Crosbyton, TX. It was inspired by Herbert Bayer's 1925 experimental "universal typeface". Blippo versions: Scangraphic, URW. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joel Shakespear

Dallas, TX-based creator of the Fette Fraktur-inspired blackletter face FF Illustrati (2011). Free after registration here. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joey Nelson
[Anthem Type]

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Jonathan Keene
[Snail Fonts]

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Jonny Mack

Dallas-based designer (b. 1978) of the hand-printed typeface Jonny Mack (2009). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jordan Gonzalez

Graphic designer in Beaumont, TX, who created the futuristic typeface Astro (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jordan Timothy Bell

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

Jose Ortiz

Texan creator of the ornamental alphabet Fowl (2012). She is doing a BFA in Graphic Design at the Art Institute of Houston. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jose Robles
[Letter Balm]

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Josh Finklea

Josh Finklea grew up in Austin, Texas. He has worked and studied in Amsterdam and Los Angeles respectively, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design at Art Center College of Design. John Finklea currently lives in New York and works at Design:MW. His typefaces are published at Incubator.

In 2013, he created Post Grotesk. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jothish John

Dallas, TX-based creator of Malayalam Origami Type (2012).

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Justina Marie Jennings

Graphic designer in Beaumont, TX, who created the black metal / tattoo font Anarchy (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kasey Villareal

Kasey Villarreal is a graphic designer from Georgetown, TX. Creator of the hand-made typefaces Twigs (2012) and Ice Cream (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kat Bochat

San Marcos, TX-based designer of Do Svidanya (2014, pixel typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kate Thrower

Designer from San Marcos, TXZ, who drew a cute typographic character Little Miss Avenir (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kelly Wetherbee

During her graphic design studies, Kelly Wetherbee (Denton, TX) designed a few typefaces under the name Type Babies as a hybrid of Didot and Petrol Light in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Keo Pierron

Based in Austin, TX, Keo Pierron created the Pages Alphabet (2011). Check also his poster called Ponzu Sushi House (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kevin Larson

Kevin Larson received his PhD in cognitive psychology in 2000 from the University of Texas at Austin. His academic research was on word recognition and reading acquisition. He currently works for Microsoft's Advanced Reading Technology team in Redmond, WA, and is working on the scientific understanding of ClearType and other reading technologies.

At ATypI 2003, he spoke about the recognition of words. He provided evidence to support the following theory: "The reader recognizes each of the letters at the same time (in parallel) and assembles a word." (As opposed to sequential recognition and assembly, or word shape recognition.) Speaker at ATypI 2007 in Brighton. At ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, his talk was entitled Don't we have enough fonts? A summary: Few can distinguish differences between typefaces beyond a serif / sans-serif difference, particularly with text faces. If readers can't detect these differences, then we are wasting a lot of time and effort. Many researchers now believe that that people have two evaluative systems - one that involves slow, effortful, deliberative thinking - and one that is automatic, fast, and pre-attentive. The second, called rapid cognition, allows people to make rapid judgments with relatively little information. For example, it only takes 50ms (1/20th of a second) to make a judgment about the aesthetics of a website that is similar to a judgment made after a long exposure. Our studies demonstrate that the personality of a typeface is identified with rapid cognition and that it impacts our recognition of the words written with the typeface.

At ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam, he speaks about Designing with Science (jointly with Matthew Carter). An excerpt: Matthew Carter and Kevin Larson have developed a type design process where they iteratively conduct scientific letter recognition tests and use the results from the tests to inform design decisions. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kevin Wynn

Graphic designer in Lewisville, TX, who made the inline display face Highland (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Killer Fonts
[L. Theodore Ollier]

Fonts by L. Theodore Ollier, named after famous killers, dead presidents, dictators, brainiacs, cowboys and notables. About 10 dollars a piece, the mostly handwriting fonts are designed by L. Theodore Ollier. TrueType or PostScript, Mac or PC. Partial list of font names: ButchCassidy, DaVincian, DahmerBits, DillingerConcise, Jeffersonian, OswaldConspiracy, PoeNevermore, RipperScript, ZodiacCleartext, ZodiacCryptik. Fonts are named after Lizzie Borden, Jeffery Dahmer, John Dillinger, Charles Manson, Lee Harvey Oswald, Gainsville Ripper, Jack The Ripper, Sirhan Sirhan, Zodiac Killer, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Abe Lincoln, George Washington, Napoleon, Genghis Kahn, Beethoven, Leonardo Da Vinci, Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, Michaelangelo, Buffalo Bill, Butch Cassidy, Jesse James, Billy The Kid, Columbus, Helen Keller, Blood Type AB, Blood Type Serum, Angouleme, Angoulema-Decora, Dr. Not, Ellipsis, Esarti, Linia, Sanserio, Serima, Slide Rule, Stop Gap. L. Theodore Ollier used to run The Pensword Type Foundry in Austin, TX. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kimberly Geswein

Born in Missouri in 1979, Kimberly moved first to Texas and later (in 2007) to China, and most recently, to Orlando, FL. She made some free fonts (often handwriting styles), and also ran a personal handwriting font service [those fonts have names that start with KGD]. MyFonts link. FontSquirrel link. Home page. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Fontsy link. Abstract Fonts link. Fontspring link. Klingspor link. Google Web Font Directory link. Creative Market link. Family home page. Her fonts, by year:

  • 2007: The grunge faces XiaoGao, More-than-Enough, Eat More Chocolate, JoyfulJuliana (2007, and its Pro version, 2010), LoveYaLikeASister, Colourmepurple, KingcooLKC and You Are Loved (in 2009, Roger S. Nelsson completed it to You Are Loved Pro). She also made the handwriting faces Patient Paige, Promised Freedom, Xiao Gao, Complete in Him (made into a commercial Pro version by Roger S. Nelsson), Burst My Bubble (commercialized at CheapProFonts as Burst My Bubble Pro), JustMeAgainDownHere, Surrendered Heart, It Ain't Rocket Science (in 2010, Roger S. Nelsson made a Pro version at CheapProFonts), Sue-Ellen-Francisco, and the curly Jheri Curls and Tuna-and-Hot-Dogs-on-Rye.
  • 2008: the handwriting faces Come Unto Me and Loved by the King.
  • 2009: BattyGirl, Bina Bina, Lollipop, NeverLetGo, Scrogglet, Sunshine In My Soul, YooHaeMool, Celebrate The Day (extended by Roger S. Nelsson in 2009 to Celebrate The Day Pro), Mighty To Save, King Kool KC Pro (kid's hand; done with Roger S. Nelsson, CheapProFonts).
  • 2010: Shelter Me (handwriting), Elizajane (handwriting), Written on his hands (handwriting), Contrary Mary (hand-printed), Shining Like Stars (hand-printed), Give You Glory, Nothing You Could Do, Who Needs Consistency, happyhanneke, Zeyada, He Formed My heart, Change Tomorrow Today, Frangipani Rose, Blocked Off, Throw My Hands Up In The Air, Indie Flower, You Wont Bring Me Down, Addis Ababa, Cedarville Pnkfun (1 Cursive, 1 Print), Swanky and Moo Moo, Husband of the Millennium, Soggy Kitten, The Truth of a Thousand Lies, Soli Deo Gloria, Annie Use Your Telescope, Waiting for the Sunrise, La Belle Aurore, Airplanes In The Night Sky Pro, Dawbing of a new day, Shadows into light (+Two), Covered by your grace, Architect's Daughter.
  • 2011: A Safe Place to Fall, Shark in the Water, Architects Daughter (architectural lettering), A Year Without Rain, My Hands Are Holding You, Discover Beauty, Lavender Lime, Later Allie-gator, You Found Me, Blessings through raindrops, I missed you, Kate The Great, Pizza Is My Favorite, A Hundred Miles, Hanging by a thread, My Lucky Penny, Jar of hearts, Never grow up, My Lucky Penny, Beautiful Every Time, Never Say Never, Swanky and Moo Moo, Over the Rainbow, Sue Ellen San Francisco, Pineapple Delight, Viva La Vida, The Only Exception, Written in the stars, we are broken, The Only Exception, Brick by boring brick, She paints me blue, Beautiful every time, Jar of hearts, Dancing in the Minefields, My Hands are Holding You, You Found Me, Blessings through raindrops, Stars from our eyes, From where you are, Throw my hands up in the air, The great escape, Today I Feel (emoticons), La belle Aurore, Cedarville Cursive, Coming home, Learning to trust, Viva La Vida, Janda Siesta Sunrise, Janda Curlygirl Chunky, Janda Curlygirl Pop, Janda Sparkle and Shine, Janda Love and Rain, Janda Fabulous, Janda Capslock, Janda Siesta Sunset, Janda Snickerdoodle Serif, Janda Everyday Casual, Janda Curlygirl Serif (hand-printed blackboard bold font), Janda Curlygirl Chunky, Janda Romantic, Janda Scrapgirl Dots, Janda Quick Note, Talking to the moon, Set fire to the rain, KG Shadow of the day, Just realize, Ignite the light, Love ya like a sister, Loved by the king, Give you glory, KG small town southern girl, KG Shadow of the day, Gloria Hallelujah, KG Sunny Afternoon, KG Hope for a cure, Janda Polkadot, Janda Capslock, KG June Bug, KG Fall For You, KG Luck of the Irish, KG Domo Is My Favorite, Gloria Hallelujah, KG Love You Through It (2011), KG Shadow of the Night (2011), KG Keep Your Head Up (2011), KG Dancing on the rooftop (2011), KG Party on the Rooftop (2011), KG Like A Skyscraper, KG Mulally, KG God Gave Me You, KG Les Bouquinistes de Paris (neatly hand-printed), Janda Swirlygirl (curly), Janda Sparkle and Shine, Janda Lova and Rain (curly), The Great Escape, KG Legacy of Virtue, KG Sweet N Sassy, KG Legacy of Virtue, Just Realize, KG Like a skyscraper, Janda Christmas Doodles, Just Realize, Janda Everyday Casual, Janda Snickerdoodle Serif, Love Ya Like A Sister (sketch face), The Only Exception, KG Luck of the Irish, Janda Fabulous, KG God Gave Me You, KG You Wont Bring Me Down, Set Fire To The Rain, KG You Wont Bring Me Down, KG Mercy in the morning, KG Heart Doodles, KG Skinny Latte.
  • Typefaces from 2012: Janda Apple Cobbler, Janda Swirly Twirly, Janda Manatee, Architect's Daughter (2012, a blueprint style typeface), Janda Polkadot (2012), Shadows Into Light (2012, architectural style: see Google Web Fonts), Never Let Go, Janda Spring Doodles, Beautiful every time, Janda scrapgirl Dots, Written in the stars, Nothing you could say, KG Ray of Sunshine, More than enough, A hundred miles, Waiting for the sunrise, Janda Safe and Sound, Janda Silly Monkey, Janda Quirkygirl (curly font), From where you are (paint brush face), KG Empire of Dirt, KG Strawberry Limeade, KG A Thousand Years, Janda Amazing Grace, Janda Happy Day, Janda Elegant Handwriting (connected script), KG Somebody that I used to know, KG Kiss me slowly (curly), KG Call me maybe, KG Two is better than one, KG Ten Thousand Reasons, KG Beautiful Ending (grunge), KG Payphone (a nice cleanly hand-printed typeface), Janda Shine Your Light On Us, KG Beautiful Ending, KG Ten Thousand Reasons (chalkboard font), KG Only Hope, KG Eyes Wide Open (connected script), KG All Things New (high-contrast script face), KG Change This Heart (monolined and informal), Janda Stylish Script, KG Be Still and Know, KG Seven Sixteen, KG This is not goodbye, Janda Someone Like You, KG One Thing, KG I Like To Move It, KG Makes You Stronger, Janda As Long As You Love Me, KG The Fighter, KG Chasing Pavements (textured typeface), KG Always a Good Time, KG Grace for Today, KG Turning Tables (brush script), KG Falling Slowly, KG One More Night, KG Attack of the Robots, KG Ways to Say Goodbye (an upright script---one of her best typefaces to date), KG Janda Truly Madly Deeply, Janda Closer To Free, Ignite The Light, Janda Cheerful Script, Janda Hide and Seek, Janda Flower Doodles (a very useful dingbat set), Janda Celebration Script (swashy script), KG What the teacher wants, KG True Colors (connect-the-dots font), KG True Colors, Janda Closer to Free (chunky script), KG How Many Times, KG Behind These Hazel Eyes, KG Lego House (monoline rounded sans), KG Covered by your grace, KG Follow you into the world, KG Dark Side, KG Part of Me (neatly printed typeface), KG Begin Again, KG Cold Coffee, KG Something To Believe In (a stamped font).
  • Typefaces from 2013: KG The Last Time, KG Feeling 22, Today I Feel (smilies), KG Primary Penmanship (a very clean rounded hand-printed typeface), KG Teacher Helpers (dingbats), KG Fractions (geometric dingbats), KG Flavor and Frames, KG Primary Dots (school font), KG Build A Game, KG Faith Hope and Love, KG As The Deer, KG Just Give Me A Reason, KG Girl on Fire, KG Daylight, KG I Want Crazy, KG Flavor and Flames Two, KG Flavor and Flames Three, KG Flavor and Flames Four, KG Flavor and Flames Five, KG Skinny Love, KG Traditional Fractions, KG Hard Candy, KG Alphabet Regurgitation, KG Second Chances (sketched typeface), KG Math Bar Models, KG Next to You (sketched typeface), KG Next to Me (+Sketched), KG Love Somebody, KG Beneath Your Beautiful, KG Primary Italics (school font, lined and regular), KG Wake Me Up (typewriter type), KG A Little Swag, KG Royals, KG What Does The Fox Say, KG Drops of Jupiter, KG Let Her Go, KG Why You Gotta Be So Mean, KG Tangled Up In You (sketched typeface), KG Chasing Cars, KG Melonheadz, KG Let Her Go (+outline and athletic lettering styles), KG By The Grace of God, KG Counting Stars, KG Bless Your Heart, KG Christmas Trees, KG Bless Your Heart.
  • Typefaces from 2014: KG Summer Sunshine, KG Say Something, KG I and Love and You, KG Corner of the Sky (rounded Comic Sans lookalike), KG All of Me (letterpress emulation), KG Flavor and Frames Six, KG Flavor and Frames Seven, KG Happy, KG First Time In Forever, KG Defying Gravity (white on black letters), KG When Oceans Rise, KG Summer Sunshine (shadowed and arched poster lettering), KG Primary Whimsy, Janda Stylish Monogram, KG Modern Monogram, KG Already Home, KG Only Human, KG Miss Kindergarten, KG Arrows, KG No Regrets, KG Broken Vessels Sketch (sketched typeface), KG Manhattan Script, KG I Need A Font, KG Shake It Off, KG All of the Stars, KG-I-Need-A-Heart-Font, KG Red Hands (plump rounded sans). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Kimberly Sanoreo

Designer from Garland, TX (b. 1990), who created the handwriting font Kiminims (2006). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

kindergarten.com

Kindergarten and New Kindergarten are two 4-font families for school age children. With and without rules and arrows. Commercial product, truetype and type 1. Kindergarten (2000), New Kindergarten (2002). Company located in Wichita Falls, TX. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kinsey Stewart

Graduate of Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, class of 2015. Designer of the art deco typeface K Sass (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kontour
[Sibylle Hagmann]

Swiss designer Sibylle Hagmann (b. 1965) runs Kontour, est. 2000.

With a BFA in 1989 from the Basel School of Design and an MFA from the California Institute of Arts in Valencia in 1996, she became art director of the USC School of Architecture in Los Angeles, and she is now working as a designer and art director for institutional publications and she teaches at the University of Houston in the graphic communications program. Cholla won at Bukvaraz 2001. She also won an award at Granshan 2008.

She designed these typefaces:

  • Twin Cities (2002, Kontour: an octagonal face).
  • Cholla (a large rounded sans family, a slab family, a wide family and a unicase subfamily; in 1999 at Emigre). She writes: The Cholla typeface family was designed in 1998-99 and named after a species of cactus indigenous to the Mojave Desert. Cholla was originally developed for Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Denise Gonzales Crisp, then art director of the college's design office, collaborated with Sibylle Hagmann to design a family of typefaces that would include a vast variation of font weights.
  • Odile (2005, Kontour, also released at Village). Odile is based on an experimental typeface of W.A. Dwiggins called Charter. Sybille writes: Dwiggins contemplated Charter as the italic companion to Arcadia, Experimental No. 221. The Charter project progressed sporadic stalled during the Second World War and came to a halt in 1955. Charter remained incomplete and was never commercially released. Assessing Charter's whimsical design, its fragments were rethought and developed into a comprehensive text family.
  • Elido (2013). She writes: Elido follows Odile's proportions and matches the weight and typographic color of its serif twin. Elido is a sans with classical proportions. A slight geometric hint and open counters convey an airy feel.
  • Axia (2013, a sans serif family with several stencil styles). Originally designed for the Rice University School of Architecture in 2011, this contemporary sans found some inspiration in the TwinCities typeface family created by Sibylle Hagmann for the University of Minnesota in 2003.

CV. Bio at Emigre. FontShop link. Behance link. Interview by MyFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Krista Langehennig

Krista Langehennig (Austin, TX) created the experimental typeface Geo during her studies in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kyle Steed

Dallas, TX-based designer of the free display face Clumsy (2010) and of the vector format font called Steed Font (2009) and of the hand-printed Funktion (2011).

Designmoo link. Alternate URL.

In 2012, Kyle started selling his Steedicons font and vector format icons. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kyle Wayne Benson

Kyle Wayne Benson (b. 1988, Texas) describes himself as an affable graphic and type designer. He has his own commercial foundry, also called Kyle Wayne Benson, which specializes in signage type. It is located in Orem, UT. Creator in 2013 of Benson Script (with three contrast levels, from didone to monoline), the octagonal angular faces Millie and Truth, and of Clayton, Red Benny, Tide's In, Tide Sans (the surf-inspired humanist with a humorous selection of weight names ranging from Lil Bunny, to Dudette, Bunny, Mondo, Kahuna and Dude), Tide Sans Condensed, and Farmer's Co-Op (a vernacular sans with wood type influences).

Typefaces from 2014: Good News Sans (a set of 18 display sans typefaces, mostly for titling or short pieces), Kansas Casual (a sign painting font), Maritime Champion (inline typeface), National Champion (octagonal athletic lettering family).

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

L. Theodore Ollier
[Killer Fonts]

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Laney Fisher

Laney Fisher is from Houston, TX. While studying at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK, Laney created Pixelated Typeface (2013: a pixel font with shadows). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lauren Ashpole
[The Living End]

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Lauren Hill

Arlington, TX-based designer of the fun poster typeface Kalos (2012).

Another Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lauren Palos

Houston, TX-based designer of the tall hand-printed poster face Sunshine (2012) and of the fat outline face Arrowhead (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lauren Queen

Graduate of TCU in Fort Worth, TX, who is now based in Austin, TX. She created the Tuscan typeface Stivali (2012, +Inline) and Candor Pasa (2014). Aka Lauren King.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lauri Morgan

Designer from Texas (b. 1990) who created the handwriting font Lauri (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leigh Ellen Kosloski

Graphic designer in Austin, TX. She created the ornamental organic caps face Great Expectations (2012). Her posters are quite noteworthy.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Letter Balm
[Jose Robles]

Jose Robles's foundry in Kyle, TX, is called Letter Balm. Creator of the splashy font Freshly Squeezed (2011) and of the graffiti font Street Legal (2013). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Liberty Type Foundry
[George Thomas]

Commercial typefoundry of George Thomas (Dallas, TX), whose fonts include Pendula (2014, art nouveau). They write: Pendula is an adaptation of Pittoresques Droites (Scenic Casual) found in the circa 1924 specimen book of La Fonderie Typographique Française. Changes to a very small number of the original characters were made to make the typeface work better with more languages, as well as for aesthetic reasons. A newly designed Cyrillic character set was added. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Liliana Lopez

Houston-based designer of the nad-printed Curly Script (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Liza Lawson

Creator in Dallas, TX, of It's Not Monday (2013), Take Me Tuesday (2013), Work That Wednesday (2013), Thumper Thursday (2013), Forgetful Friday (2013), Kollection Bitmap (2013, pixel face), Pixeliza 20 (2013, pixel face), and WordBits (2013, pixel face).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Louis Madarasz

Penman, b. 1859, San Antonio, TX, from Hungarian parents. His maternal grandfather, Ladislaus Ujhazi, was Governor of Kameron and the Count of Saros. He traveled a lot and was a versatile and multi-dimensional person. He spent most of his life in New York, and died in 1910 in San Francisco. Author of Lessons in Advanced Engraver's Script, published by C.W. Jones in Brockton, MA. Zaner&Bloser published The Madarasz Book - The Secret of the Skill of Madarasz in 1911, based on documents and sources given to them by Louis Madarasz's widow, Clara K. Madarasz. Scan of a calligraphic alphabet called Commercial College. Scans from the 1911 book: capitals drawn in 1909, death notice from 1910, engraved capitals, instructions, image, letter in 1902 to zaner and Bloser, lower case alphabet, Madarasz Script, Plate five alphabet, sample, signature, another signature, yet another signature, teachable capitals, portraits at ages 25, 35 and 45.

His work influenced Burgues Script (2007, Sudtipos). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lucia Zuniga

Graphic design student, born in Monterrey, Mexico, and living in Dallas, TX. She created a techno face called ModernPop (2010). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luedecke Design Font Co (was: LDF Fonts)
[Jake Luedecke]

Jake Luedecke (LDF Fonts, or Luedecke Design Font Co) (b. 1999) is the Dallas, TX-based creator of preponderantly hand-printed and pixel typefaces. These include Influence (2014: a beveled typeface), Reckoning (2014: a shaded typeface based on Clarendon), Apparitions (2014), Mild East (2013, sketched typeface), Knew It All (2013), Five Dollar Font (2013), Output (2013, outlined face), Take Two (2013, outline face), DayLight (2013, outline face), Nineteen Oh Five (2013, 3d poster face), Licensepl8 (2013, sketched typeface), Always Here (2013, Victorian), Stereoscope (2013), Villa (2013, a 3d outline face), Plateaux (2013, a sketch font), Slab Thing (2013, a sketched font), Electronica (2013, hand-printed), Red Wood (2013), Waking Up (2013), Earthy (2013), Rekles (2013), Figurativative (sic) (sketched font), TeleVision, Dynasty (a beautiful 3d sketched outlined typeface), Mom's Diner (sketched didone font), Flatbread (2013, +Inline), LDF Comic Sans (2013), Splinterwood (2013, Kafkaesque), Best Day Ever (2013), Kibby Sans, Kibby Slab (2013: an extra-condensed FontStruct typeface), Variety (2013, textured caps), Spring Time, Blue Printed (2013), Exposition (fat finger face, +Shadow), Okay (outlined face), Anthro, Vintage One (2013, an outlined and shadowed face), (2013, a minimalist sans), Barua (2013), Vibe (2013, a multiline typeface), University Two (2013), Ovrlap (outlined), Swirlvetica (2013, sketch font), Futurr (2013, textured typeface based on Futura Bold Condensed), Maximum (2013), Carrier Hand (2013, a hand-printed Courier), Stroke (2013, a scratchy typeface), Three Dee (2013), Blue Noon (2013, textured typeface), Cordova (2013, pixel font), Komik (2013, comic book face), Eggs (2013), Eggs Extra Yolk (2013), CymoPxl (2013, pixel face), Pxlvetrica (2013, pixel face), Cymo (2013), Promoleus (2013), Boston Regular (2012), University (2012), Historian (2012, hand-printed), Helveticamazing (2012), TM Tonite (2012, an art deco poster font), Cozumix (2012), Swagger Capitals (2012), Flovio (2012) and Dotty (2012, hand-printed).

Typefaces from 2014: Apparitions.

Fontspace link. Dafont link. Old URL. Behance link. Old URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luther Himes

Illustrator, designer and art director in Austin, TX. He created the poster stencil face Bon Poster (2010). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Majus Corporation
[George Thomas]

George Thomas is a font expert who owns Majus Corp in Dallas, a company he founded after having contributed to many of the major font foundries. Creative Alliance designer: The first font to be released from Majus Corp., and licensed exclusively to the Creative Alliance, is Civilite MJ. The face was originally cut by Robert Granjon in 1557. This Civilité dates from 1994 and is based on a model by Louis Ferrand (1922). He also created the film fonts Eightball, Highball, and Cueball, which were licensed to Alphabet Innovations (Phil Martin's company).

MyFonts page. Phil Martin said about him: George Thomas came to work for me. A technical genius in my view. He made my studio the branch office of Merganthaler. When type director Mike Parker quit Merg to found Bitstream and hire away all Merg's type-knowledgable people, Steve Byers had no way to keep Merg in production except for what George and I did for him. His fonts have the MJ suffix. FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Mariela Pena

Graphic designer in Texas. El Lissitsky's Proun series inspired an ornamental caps font in 2012.

Cargo collective link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marwan Aridi
[Aridi Graphics (or: Aridi Computer Graphics)]

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Master Juggler

From Spring, TX, Alsoft's commercial font manager for Mac OS X. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maud Newton

Brooklyn-based blogger, editor and writer, who was born in Dallas and studied law at the University of Florida. She used iFontMaker to create the clean hand-printed typeface Maud Print (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maury McCown
[RAILhead Design (later: Maury McCown Foundry)]

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Michael Hamm
[Surface Type]

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Michael Zeyda

Calligrapher and letter artist in Austin, TX. He has made several attractive calligraphic alphabets (not fonts). Behance link. Examples of his calligraphic alphabets: I, II, III, IV, V, VI. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michelle Laura

Houston, TX-based creator (b. 1989) of Syera Inline (2012, pen-drawn), WW Digital (2011, LED style) and WW Pencil (2011, pen-drawn). Home page at WebWorks in Houston, TX. Aka MJP WebWorks USA. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miekala Cangelosi

Now here is a new idea proposed by Miekala Cangelosi, a freelance designer in Texas: take an existing font and use it to compose glyphs in a bigger font. The glyphs are like atoms, if you wish, of the new font. This will test (break?) the 1000x1000 or 2048x2048 grids people and font software enthusiasts are used to deal with, and support my call for much much larger grid sizes in font files. Anyway, Miekala used Bebas Neue to create an all caps face in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miguel A. Gutierrez

Creator of an alphabet made from shattered glass (2011). Miguel is based in Houston, TX. [Google] [More]  ⦿

MindCandy

Until June 2002, distributors for many foundries, such as 2rebels (Montréal, Québec); 3 Island Press (Rockland, Maine); Daggar Design (Brooklyn, New York); Lagartija Desino Grafico (Puerto Rico); Radiateurfontes (Lille, France), Synfonts (Omaha, Nebraska); Union Type Supply - now "AboutType" (Houston, Texas). In June 2002, it closed its doors. Jeff Gillen himself, the principal, designed these fonts: BLIND FAITH, BLUELINE, BLUEPRINT, BUREAUCRACY FAMILY, CLOUD9, FAITH, GREED, GROOVY FAMILY, HERSCHEL KRUSTOFSKY, HYMAN KRUSTOFSKY, JOBLESS, JOKER, MELTDOWN, MARTIAN HOLIDAY FAMILY, MISSING LINK, NUCLEUS, RAYGUNS, REPUBLICRAT, RIDDLER, ROLLOVER FAMILY, SIBLEY POTATO FAMILY, SLACKER BOOKSTORE&TRIBAL MASKS. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mindcandy Design
[Jeff Gillen]

Foundry and font vendor in Austin, Texas, created in 1995. As a vendor, it offers an outlet for twelve formerly autonomous font makers: 2 Rebels, 3 Island Press, Abouttype, Brainreactor, Emboss, Mindcandy, Lagartija, Lunchbox, Plazm, Radiateur, Synfonts and Verge. One of the designers is Jeff Gillen. List of Mindcandy's own fonts: Blind Faith, Blueline, Blueprint, Bureaucracy+Municipal, Bureaucracy+State, Bureaucracy+Federal, Cloud 9, Delirious, Delirium, Faith, Groovy, Groovy+Oultine, Herschel Krustofsky, Hyman Krustofsky, Invacuo+Bones, Invacuo+Cloak, Invacuo+Valid, Jobless, Joker, Meltdown, Missing Link, Contamination (borders), Phace, Smacky, Bureaucracy+Electoral, MartianHoliday, Nokius (pixel font family), Nucleus, Rayguns, Riddler, Rollover, Rollover+Outline, Sibley Potato+AuGratin, Sibley Potato+Baked, Sibley Potato+Fried, Sibley Potato+Mashed, Sibley Potato+Salad (Mayo), Sibley Potato+Salad (Mustard), Slacker+Bookstore, Tribal Masks. Simon Daniels at Microsoft writes: "Despite using a Flash font viewer and having posted a claim that they 'embrace the latest technologies to deliver your message in virtually any medium', Mindcandy restricts others from embedding their fonts within Web pages. This is particularly strange given the fact that their free fonts are set to 'installable embedding'." TypoViewer is nice. Mindcandy, the vendor decided in June 2002 to sell the fonts in their collection at 1 USD a shot, but I wonder if that does not violate the agreements with the designers. They also state that they are ready to get out of the font business altogether. And at the end of June 2002, the doors are closing on Mindcandy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mindofone Fonts

Dallas, TX-based creator of the free art deco stencil typeface Glas Deco (2012), which is based on a specimen found in Hoffmanns Schriftatlas: Das Schriftschaffen der Gegenwart in Alphabeten und Anwendungen, Stuttgart 1930. Another download site. View the original.

Creator of Mexico 86 (2011), a bilined headline face that was modeled after the Mexico 1986 World Cup logo font, which in turn was based on Avant Garde Extra Light. Free download at abfonts.

Creator of Twin Mo 1 (2012, bilined).

In 2013, he/she created Hadley Numerals (based on the numbers originally generated by Gunter Gerhard Lange for his Derby typeface), and Hadley Stencil (based on the letters originally generated by Gret Mengelt-Mergenthaler and Walter Ballmer for their Swiss typeface TEXPO). Free download.

North Dallas Forty (2012, free) is based on the custom letters in the original 1979 movie posters and marketing materials for the film North Dallas Forty.

In 2011-2012, Dick Pape created a number of free fonts based on designs pointed out to him by Mindofone, and he calls them his Mindofone collection, 86 files strong. They include French Alphabets (FA) and French Advertising Alphabets (FAA). The French Advertising Alphabets were designed by M. Moullet in Brussels in 1946.

The FAA series: FAA3DLettresEnRelief, FAAAllongees, FAAAllongeesBold, FAAAntiqueAllongee, FAAAntiqueGrasse, FAAAntiques, FAAAntiquesGrasses, FAABaroque3DInitiales, FAABlockLettresEnRelief, FAACameoHollow, FAACaracteresdeFantaisie, FAAChevauchantes, FAACubiques, FAAEcossaises, FAAEcritureGrasseEmoussee, FAAEgyptienneGrasse, FAAEgyptiennesEmoussees, FAAFantaisie, FAAFantaisieBlaireau, FAAFantaisieHardi, FAAFantaisieHaut, FAAFantasio, FAAFloralGothiqueInitiales, FAAFrenchMecane, FAAItalianHeavySlab, FAALettresAuCrayonItalic, FAALiberty, FAANormandes, FAANormandesAllongees, FAAOmbreeEnRelief, FAAOnciale, FAAOrientales, FAAPochoir, FAARomainClassique, FAARomainTypographique, FAScenesPaysannes, FAASerifEgyptienne, FAAVetteFantasieAntieke.

The FA series consists first of all of digitizations that are from a booklet by signpainter Roumond entitled 32 Alphabets Modernes, published in Paris by A. Charayron and Léon Duran, some time in the 1930s. Pape's 32 fonts are FAModerne0369, FAModerne0562a, FAModerne0562b, FAModerne0946aBold, FAModerne0946bBold, FAModerne1367a, FAModerne1367b, FAModerne2021a, FAModerne2021b, FAModerne2491a, FAModerne2491b, FAModerne2491c, FAModerne2491d, FAModerne4441, FAModerne5204, FAModerne5204a, FAModerne5204b, FAModerne5204c, FAModerne6183a, FAModerne6183b, FAModerne6518a, FAModerne6518b, FAModerne6518c, FAModerne6518d, FAModerne7287a, FAModerne7287b, FAModerne7666, FAModerne7798, FAModerne9002a, FAModerne9002b, FAModerne9321a, FAModerne9321b.

The other fonts in the FA series are FAAntique2748, FAAntiqueShaded, FACondensedGothic, FACondensedReversedGothic, FAGillSignWritersGuide, FAGothicInitials, FAHerrickSignWriters, FAJeuSubstantoBold, FAPutti, FARoundSans4901, FAThin3394, FATransportReversed4858, FAUltraLight, FAVineInitials, FAWildFlowers.

Further typefaces by Dick Pape: Cathedral (2011, a sketched expressionist face, based on Martin Wait), ColorLinesFont (2010, based on work by Anton Gridz), ColorOutLinesFont, FuroreMexicoCameo, FuroreMexicoNormal, FuroreMexicoPlain, FuroreMexicoWide. The Furore series was made in 2011 based on Furore No. 11 The Mexico Issue (Piet Schreuders, Amsterdam, 1978).

Dick Pape font download page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mira Frenzel

Texan creator of the bouncy angry Post-Generative Trauma (2008), the grunge face Necros (2008), and the star-spangled letter face Adric (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Misti Hammers
[Misti's Fonts]

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Misti's Fonts
[Misti Hammers]

Texan creator (b. 1990) of the free hand-printed typefaces Be Yourself (2014, fat finger font), Autumn breze (2014), Mf Summertime (2014), Mf Kings & Queens (2014), Mf Still Kanda Ridiculous, Mf Houston Paris Budapest (2014, calligraphic), Mf Kind & Witty (2014), Delicate Little Flower (2014), I Like It Bold (2014), Mf Queen Leela (2014, connected), Killing Loneliness (2014), Scribble Script (2014), Rusty (2014, comic book font), Young and Beautiful (2014: connected script), Foxes in Love (2014), End of the dream (2014), My Love Dings (2014, mostly hearts), Love & Trust (2014), Quirky & Messy (2014), Hey Pretty Girl (2014), Fill Me With Color (2013), Hug Me Tight (2013), This Is Ridiculous (2013), Hello Heartache (2013), Girls Have many Secrets (2013), Even More Mixed Up (2013), A Little Mixed Up (2013), Are You Freakin Serious (2013), Borders Divide But Hearts Shall Conquer (2013), Just Sayin (2013), For A Pessimist Im Pretty Op (2013), Technically But Not Actually (2013), My Oh My (2013), Simply Complicated (2013), The Lonely Ones (2013), What's My Age Again (2013), MF Dings 3 (2013: dingbats with hearts), Love Is A Many Complicated Thing (2013), Fool For Love (2013), Fine Again (2013), Rebel Chick (2013), I Love You Monkey (2013), Happy Birthday Baby (2013), MF Dings (2013), MF Dings 2 (2013), Honeybee (2013), My Font Addiction (2013), Fight For Our Love (2013) and Ships In The Night (2013). She also designed Sex & Candy (2013), Simply Complicated, Head Versus Heart (2013, outlined typeface), Kill The Lights (2013, sans), Soul Merets Body (2013, sans), MF Dings (2013), Curious Cat (2013) and Bright Like A Diamond (2013). Misti was born in 1990 in Texas.

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mmolai
[Ojay Juarez]

Type blog by Ojay Juarez (TX). Aka mmolai. Ojay used Fontifier to create the handwriting font mmolaihandbasic (2008), and who used Fontcapture to make mminland or Inland (2009, free download), a Victorian face from the Inland Type Foundry. His blog.

Vector typeface roundup.

He created the ornamental caps face McDonald in vector (EPS) format.

He made a scanfont called Roman Print Variously Shaded (2009), which is an ornamental caps alphabet in EPS format based on document from ca. 1800.

In 2010, he used iFontMaker to create the hand-printed outline face Shadow Hand. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Monica Saunders

Irving, TX-based creator of a typographic squirrel in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Monica Villarreal

During her graphic design studies in Houston, TX, Monica Villarreal designed the ornamental typeface Motoka (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Morgana Lamson

Austin, TX-based designer. Her type designs are available via Creative Market, and include the hand-printed typeface Mabel (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nathan Brown
[Graphic Monkee]

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Nathaniel Haefner

Graphic and web designer in Austin, TX. Creator of the rounded sans poster typeface Braeburn (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Navarr Tethyr Barnier

Navarr Tethyr Barnier's made poaint.exe (2009, handwriting face made with Fontcapture) and Anime Symbol (2009, Fontcapture font). Barnier is from Spring, TX. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nick Curtis

Nick Curtis (b. Chicago, 1948) lived in Texas from 1952-1997, and lives since 1997 in Gaithersburg, MD and Alexandria, MD. From ca. 1990 onwards, he has been designing fonts, first for free, and then commercially. He had a great reputation as a "revivalist" type designer, with a particular interest in retro fonts and art deco types. In 2003, his site had become too popular and too expensive to maintain, and thus he went commercial as Nick's Fonts. In 2013, he stopped making fonts, and donated his collection of rare books and type material to the University of Virginia. Interview. Free downloads at TypOasis. Complete list of names and other info, maintained by Sander de Voogt. Interview in which we learn about his fondness for Corel Draw as a type design tool.

Near the end of 2012, he posted this comment on his web site: Fifteen years ago, I embarked on a wonderful voyage of discovery, when I created my very first font with Fontographer 3.15. My maiden voyages were, frankly, rather clunky and amateurish, but I have been told that they showed promise. Well, sure enough, thanks to the diligent (and patient) efforts of Ilene Strizver, I polished up my craft enough to sell my humble efforts---first as a sideline business and, since 2006, as my full-time job. In total, I have produced over eleven hundred fonts---almost five hundred of them freeware fonts, which I conservatively estimate have been downloaded and enjoyed by over three million people worldwide. Unfortunately, this past year has brought a series of unanticipated setbacks, culminating in the loss of my wife's beautiful mind and soul to the scourge of alcoholism. In an effort to generate extra income to cover the expenses for her long-term care, I have proposed a number of, I believe, innovative ways to revamp the online font business; unfortunately, those efforts have fallen flat, primarily due to the professional font community's abject fear of crossing the $165 million Elephant in the Room. I even offered a special discount rate of 75% off retail price for full-time students of Typohile Forum. To date, there have been zero takers. Hell: even the webfont kit of one of my own fonts which I purchased from myfonts.com turned out to be an empty folder. Talk about a run of bad luck. Which leaves my with you, dear readers. If you or someone you know has had fun or made a buck from my humble efforts throughout the years, please donate whatever you can---even a lousy dollar would help---to help me out. I would greatly appreciate it.

Home page. Dafont link. FontShop link. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link.

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Nick Curtis
[Nick Curtis: Commercial faces]

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Nick Curtis: Commercial faces
[Nick Curtis]

Nick Curtis (b. Chicago, 1948) lived in Texas from 1952-1997. Since 1997, he is in Gaithersburg, MD and Alexandria, MD. Since the 1990s, he has been designing fonts, first for free, and then commercially. He had a great reputation as a "revivalist" type designer, with a particular interest in retro fonts and art deco types. In 2003, his site had become too popular and too expensive to maintain, and thus he went commercial as Nick's Fonts. Interview. Free downloads at TypOasis. Complete list of names and other info, maintained by Sander de Voogt. Interview in which we learn about his fondness for Corel Draw as a type design tool. Home page. His free fonts are listed elsewhere.

On MyFonts, he says this about himself: Nick's Fonts is a modest little foundry dedicated to the preservation of our rich typographic heritage. Most of the foundry's designs are based on authentic historical sources, gleaned from the massive collections of the Library of Congress. If you are looking for a font that captures the essence of the Wild West, the Gay Nineties or the Jazz Age, look here first: if it is not in the catalog, it will be soon. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

NIMX Typefoundry
[Calvin Glenn]

Display and dingbat fonts from a foundry in Dallas, TX. Denny Driver made the dingbat font MonkeysTail. Calvin Glenn (the principal?) made the multiple master font Steelhand, Tekno (1993, Monotype), Jacoby (1995, Monotype), and NIMX Jacoby (1995, in the Image Club collection). Other fonts include Jitterbug and Jitterbats (jointly by NIMX and Laurie McCanna, 1994), NIMX Quirks (1994, dingbats), and NIMX Robust (1994).

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

Nine Crows Type Foundry
[Paul Sirmon]

Paul Sirmon's commercial typefoundry in Texas, est. 2013, is called Nine Crows. Creator of Beefcake (2013, a signage sans). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ojay Juarez
[mmolai]

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Paul McCreery

Austin, TX-based illustrator who runs Paulville Studio. Creator of a great typographic poster called Cafe Racer (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paul Sheetz

Resident of South Padre Island, TX, who made the Western display faces Eminent (2010) and Round Up (2009, Fontcapture) and the sketched blackletter face Twenty 12 (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paul Sirmon
[Nine Crows Type Foundry]

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Paulina Ho

Raised in Texas, and a graduate of Parsons in New York, Paulina Ho designed the copperplate script typeface Bedonir (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Penelope Silva

Penelope has a Bachelor's degree in Arts with a Major in video art from Caracas, Venezuela. She currently works as a freelance graphic designer in San Antonio, TX. Creator of Orderup (2011, commissioned by the Orderup restaurant in san Antonio): This is a font I created for Orderup, by digitally tracing over the Sackers Gothic font they used for their logo to give the hand-drawn style they wanted for their new image. [Google] [More]  ⦿

PenUltimate Type Foundry
[Chris MacGregor]

Foundry in League City, TX, started in 1993 by its head designer, Chris MacGregor. Fonts available through [T-26], Prototype and Image Club. About 40 dollars per face. Interesting display faces include Citore, Zehrgut, LeslieSmith and Manitu. Also check the dingbats Afrobats and Nerybats. It is unclear if Chris designed all of these fonts. I wish they would indicate who made what. Anyway, the list of typefaces: Afrobats, Nerybats, Tagged, Citore, Emulate, Emulate Bold, Bridgework, Epaulet, Utile Inky, Utile Inky Italic, Utile, Utile Italic, Utile Coastic Italic, Utile Caustic, Leslie Smith, Zehrgut, Neohead, Itto Round, Empanel, Empanel Bold, Arrgoculture, Itto Block, Linkletter, Fleming Tall, Fleming Short, Delfinola, Attune, Fleming multiple master, Manitu, Monte Family, Pep Club, Stans. Here he says in 2009: I have over forty commercial typefaces available for sale through various type re-sellers around the world and my average yearly income off the typefaces is $115, even though I regularly see my typefaces in use on the web, on TV in print and in video games. I used to think that one day I'd have a nice supplemental income from my typefaces but the reality of the situation is that people like you don't value the effort that goes into making a typeface. I haven't designed a new typeface in eight years now and I have no desire to do so. Why should I when you're going to be a big bitching twat you greedy self-centered tantrum throwing teenager? Fuck the foundries? You and others who haven't paid for the typefaces you use have been fucking the foundries for years. Fuck the foundries? Fuck you. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Phil Martin
[Alphabet Innovations International -- TypeSpectra (Was: MM2000)]

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Postage Saver Software

Located in Houston, TX, this company sells a PostNet barcode font for Mac and PC. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Puey Ounjai
[Fontdotcom]

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Pulsar Gaming

The 8MB Fonts zip file has some standard truetype fonts. Among the rarest in the collection: 404px (pixel font, 2000), AgencyFB-Reg (Font Bureau), LucidaGrande, LucidaSansUnicode, Orgv01 (pixel font, 2002, by orgdot.com), the Texas Instruments fonts Ti86Pc, Ti86PcBold, Ti86keys and Ti86keys, and the Indic fonts from Microsoft such as Tunga and Raavi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

RAILhead Design (later: Maury McCown Foundry)
[Maury McCown]

Maury and Karen McCown from Bedford, TX, ran this nice foundry. Boren and raised in Texas, Maury has been making fonts since 1992, but stopped at some point stating I am no longer making fonts, and I don't want any "font advertisement". Now in Lake Jackson, TX, Karen seems to have dropped out of the picture. Maury's early fonts were free, under the label RAILhead Design: handwriting fonts Karen Sue, Stingray, PutterDo, Farkas, FunnyFace, grunge fonts Poltergeist and Doggie Doodie, and the dingbats HeadsAndFaces. Plus AbuseLite, Cheeka, Faerie, Flinker, Fluvii, Kitty, Mister, MrMcCown, NuGothic, TilterLite, WraithLite. Skitz And Amy are no longer there (they used to be at the now defunct mFONTS). $$ fonts at RAILhead: Chop Block (nice fat letters), Dead Font, Fomas Tart, Nugget, O-Negative, Phast Phont, Phatty, Sharpie, Simpleton, SloMo (nice tall hand-printed letters), Stingray, Twin Slime, Crash Test.

In 2010, Maury went commercial as Maury McCown Foundry. He made the tall-legged Scrawny in that year. MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Randall Addison

Designer from Keller, TX, whose fonts at Garagefonts include the futuristic family Transpond (1999-2000).

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

Raúl R. Tovar

Editor for the Information Technology department at the University of Texas at el Paso. He designed Fontovar (2003), an experimental geometric hairline face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Readability Of Websites With Various Foreground--Background Color Combinations, Font Types And Word Styles

Alyson L. Hill (Department of Psychology, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX) discusses readability of web sites. Dated 1997. One of her conclusions: In this experiment, Times NR (proportionally spaced) was faster than Courier New (non-proportionally spaced), while Arial (proportionally spaced) was slower than Courier New. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rebecca Williamson

Texas-vased creator of the hand-printed face Rebecca (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ricardo Burneo

Graphic designer in Fort Worth, TX, who created T.M. Wardell (2012, a connected script face) and Liquid Flame (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Richard Diaz Granados
[Stereo Type Haus]

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Riley Conaway

Graphic designer in Houston Heights, TX. He used coat hangers to make the wiry typeface Desperation (2012). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rivers Edge

San Antonio, TX-based barcode font company. At 150USD a shot, you can get Code39, Code128, UCC128/EAN128, Code93, Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5, MSI-Plessey, PostNet, PlanetCode, 4 State, UPC/EAN/ISBN and more. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rob Roy Kelly

Rob Roy Kelly (b. Nebraska, 1925, d. Tempe, AZ, 2004) collected wood type from local printers for use by his students at the Minneapolis College of Art&Design. He began gathering the types in the late 1950s and continued adding to the collection over the next decade. He started researching the history, manufacture, and use of the growing collection partly in response to questions that arose from working with his students. His research was first published in the 1963 issue of Design Quarterly (No. 56), and was followed in 1964 by a limited-edition folio of specimen sheets from the collection, entitled American Wood Types 1828-1900, Volume One. Kelly's research would culminate with the publishing in 1969 of American Wood Type, 1828-1900: Notes on the Evolution of Decorated and Large Types and Comments on Related Trades of the Period. Since 1993, his substantive wood type collection resides at the University of Texas. At Dover, he published 100 Wood Type Alphabets. Kelly's final work with the Collection came in the early 1990s when he was asked by Adobe Systems to participate in a project to develop digital revivals of historic wood types as part of the Adobe Originals program. As consultant to the project, Kelly helped select, from his own collected materials, the type styles that would be made into digital fonts. Kelly died in January 2004.

Obituary, which states: He studied design at the University of Nebraska and the Minneapolis School of Art and served in the Army during the Korean War. Later he did graduate work at the School of Art and Architecture at Yale, where he studied with Josef Albers, Alvin Eisenman, Alvin Lustig, Herbert Matter, Leo Lionni, Lester Beall and Alexey Brodovitch. He both taught and administered graphic design programs at the Minneapolis College of Art, Kansas City Art Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Western Michigan University and, most recently, at Arizona State University. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rob Roy Kelly American Wood Type Collection

A study collection, with extensive specimens, held by the Design Division of the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin. This is one of the most, if not the most, extensive web presence for wood type. The collection, as of mid 2009:

  • VW&Co., 18 Dutch Street, N.Y. 1864-1867
  • Vanderburgh, Wells&Co., New York 1867-1890
  • J. G. Cooley, New York 1859-1868
  • Page&Co., Greenville, Ct. 1857-1859
  • Wm. H. Page&Co., Greenville, Ct. 1859-1870
  • Page&Co., Greenville, Ct. "Patented" 1870
  • Wm. H. Page&Co. 1870-1876 Page W. T. Co. 1876-1891
  • Patented Dec, 20, 1887 "Page" 1887 American W. T. Co. (Tubbs) 1878-1883
  • American W. T. Co. So Windham CT (Tubbs) 1883-1902
  • No imprint (Hamilton confirmed manufacturer) 1881
  • The Hamilton Mfg. Co., Two Rivers, Wis. 1889
  • The Hamilton Mfg. Co, Chicago&Two Rivers 1889-1891
  • Hamilton, Two Rivers, Wis. 1891-1950s
  • American Wood Typ Co. Unconfirmed dates
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Robert Fike

Graphic designer in San Antonio, TX, who created the free sci-fi typeface Evolve in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Robert Salazar

Graphic designer from the Dallas Fort Worth area. Creator of Finger Font (2011): all glyphs are parts of fingers. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rolando C. Alcantara

Graphic designer in Dallas, TX. In 2012, he was working on the display face Santeria. At he Type @ Cooper program in 2012, Rolando C. Alcantara designed Murnau.

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Samuel John Ross
[Cumberland Fontworks]

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San Gabriel Custom Fontologists

From Georgetown, TX: supplier of custom Truetype and Type 1 handwriting and logo fonts. Beware: a custom block letter handwriting font at 100 dollars plus shipping. For a cursive handwriting font, 300 dollars and up! [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sander Wolf
[Sander's Conspiracy]

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Sander's Conspiracy
[Sander Wolf]

Based in Plano, TX, Sander Wolf (b. 1972), who runs Sander's Conspiracy, created these fonts: Messy Annie, Silly Annie, Sticky Annie (1997), Lonely Annie (1997), all handwriting fonts. MyFonts site. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Sandra Ross

Wife of S. John Ross from Austin, TX, who runs Cumberland Fontworks. In 2001, she designed the font Marshmallow. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sara Snyder

Lubbock, TX-based type designer at Fonted House, a typefoundry she started with Angie Baldelomar, with whom she codesigned the tall hand-printed caps typeface Canoe (2012). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Sara Stock

Texas-based designer (b. 1985) of Rini Darklight (2004, handwriting). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Scriptorium (Ragnarok Press, Fontcraft)
[David Fleming Nalle]

Dave Nalle was born in Beirut in 1959, but lives and works in Texas. He is currently in Manor, TX. From his wiki page: Dave Nalle is a political writer, game author and font designer who was active in the early history of the development of the internet. He is Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus, a group that promotes libertarianism within the Republican Party and is Senior Politics Editor at Blogcritics online magazine and is the CEO of Scriptorium Fonts. A creative and prolific designer, he has made hundreds of beautiful (often historic) fonts. His outfit, Scriptorium (based near Austin, TX, est. 1989), also does custom font and logo design. At some points, Scriptorium was also known as Ragnarok Press and Fontcraft. It specializes in artsy and ancient faces. Some subset of the fonts is made by Michael Scarpitti. Free font demos.

Images of his best selling fonts. Special subpages:

  • Three free fonts: Onuava (a mini-serifed hybrid fixed-width font), Divona (sans), Sirona (based on Lombardic calligraphy).
  • Lombardic: Aneirin, Benevento (8th century Lombardic), Cymbeline, Fabliaux, Formidable, Locksley.
  • Decorative initials such as the 20th century sign lettering initials set Pencraft Initials (2009), Holly Initials (2010, based on Real PenWork (1880s, Knowles and Maxim), Vyones (2010), Vergennes (2001), Cascade (2009), Bergling (2010; based on initials by John M. Bergling).
  • Wild West fonts: Academy, Alcalde, Atkinson Boomtown (2009, after the lettering of Frank Atkinson), Atkinson Eccentric (2009), BigIron, Cibola, Del Norte, Lachesis, Perdido, Plowright, Primer, Riudoso, Niederwald, San Lorenzo (2011, with a Mexican and Tuscan look), Stonehouse, Manquo, Rochambeau, Purcell, Vaquero.
  • Arabic simulation fonts: Samaritan is based on the poster lettering of Alphons Mucha from his poster for the play La Samaritan. Serendib and Waziri are based on the hand lettering of René Bull from his edition of the Arabian Nights. Caliph (1993) is derived from Ernst Schneidler's classic Legende font, with variant characters based on his original lettering. Also: Samarkand, Satampra, Jerash, Samarkand, Isfahan.
  • Celtic fonts: the fonts include Constance, Durrow (1993, traditional rendering of Insular Minuscule calligraphy), Malvern, Glendower (based on the most common lettering in the Book of Kells), Knotwork (caps based on Celtic knots), Alba Text (modernized text font based on Celtic uncial lettering), Lindisfarne (based on a square uncial style), Stonecross (1997, derived from Celtic cross and gravestone inscriptions), Celtic Spirals (dingbats), Celtic Borders font (lets you combine key strokes to form decorative borders; many frames and borders are original Celtic designs by Arts&Crafts period artists like Evelyn Paul and Louis Rhead), Spiral Initials, Brigida (based on Rudolph Koch's interpretation of a squared uncial), Macteris Uncial, Coverack (heavy non-traditional uncial), Dahaut (modernized uncial), Dunsany, Glendower, Morgow (1999, spiral uncial), Teyrnon (elaborate spurred uncial), Padstow (heavy uncial), Vafthrudnir (2011, uncial), Sualtim and Columba (decorative initials based on characters found in the Book of Kells), Albemarle (2001).
  • Oriental simulation fonts: Yoshitoshi (2003, based on the 1900-style writing by Yoshi Toshi.
  • Gothic fonts, including Alt Gothic, Koch Gothic, Barnabas (2011), Montgisard (2010, roman capitals with blackletter lower case), Montressor (2010, ornamental blackletter capitals), T4C Beaulieux (1998, a free copy here), Bastarda (2011), Burgundian, Cadeaulx, Collins Old English, Courtrai, Descant, Ereshkigal, Faustus, Franconian (1993, a Schwabacher), Froissart (2000), Ghost Gothic, Katisha, Koch Gothic, Ligeia, Magdeburg, Magdelena, Melusine, Monressor (2010, blackletter caps), Pyle Gothic, Rheingold, Sanctum, Stuttgart Gothic (2010), Textura, Theodoric, Yngling (2002).
  • German expressionist: Dromon.
  • Renaissance fonts: Monumental Gothic, Caswallon (a Caslon family), humanistic cursive (Palmieri, Castiglione and Hanes Italic), quirky Italian cursives (Fiorenza and Alleghieri), a Roman style hand-lettered font (Rudolfo and Rudolfo Swash), a Trajan-style Roman lettering (Hadrianus), a classic flourished cursive (Trinculo) and a set of floral intials from the Quattrocento (Fraticelli).
  • Modern poster fonts: Ascelon, Bilitis, Cosmic Dude, Dromon, Ducatus Rough, Eglantine, Ekberg, Fortinbras, Hamilton, Jambon, Oblivion, Posada (2008, based on the poster lettering of Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada), Squiffy, Suspicion, Magnin (2003).
  • Mapmaker fonts: building elements are available in Basilica; Ortelius is a map dingbat font; Queensland (based on lettering by artist and calligrapher Eric Sloane), is bold, hand-drawn and reminiscent of medieval writing on maps. There are also Brandywine, Daresiel, Hesperides, Longhorne, Windlass (1996), and Cityscape. Orford (2008) is based on samples of hand lettering from a 1693 manuscript collected by Lewis Day in his classic book on historical paleography, Alphabets Old and New.
  • Calligraphic fonts: Albemarle (2001), Azariel, Moncrief (2011, based on the calligraphy of J.M. Bergling), Pavane, Rasael (2009), Abdiel (2005), Roncesvalles, Gazardiel (2003, connected script), Spoonbill (2003, arts and crafts), Macteris (Roman uncial font), Antioch Uncial (Roman uncial font), Burgundian (Classic black letter font), Franconian (993, a classic black letter font), Castiglione (Attractive Renaissance lettering), Cicero (Roman Rustica font), Formidable (1993, very bold late medieval / Lombardic style), Collins Old English (Classic Old English style gothic), Corbei Uncial (Roman uncial font), Cymbeline (late medieval lettering), Durrow (Standard insular minuscule uncial font), Theodoric (Classic black letter font), Gazardiel, Ghost Gothic (Unusual gothic font), Glendower (Uncial font based on Book of Kells), Gloriana (Interesting hand lettering style), Folkard (from the hand-lettering of Charles Folkard), Offenbach Chancery, Ranegund Merovingian Courthand, Benevento (8th century Lombardic), Hesperides.
  • Art deco faces: Lyceum (2014), Borealis (2009), Criterion (2011), Illuminata, Madding (2009, a bold poster font that grew out of Aventine), Alexandrine (2009), art Deco Stencil (2009, based on samples of Art Deco stencil lettering by Pedro Lemos), Falmouth.
  • Art nouveau faces: Acadian, Agravain (2009), Amphitryon (2009), Ariosto, Asphodel, Averoigne, Beaumains (2011, based on J.M. Bergling's lettering), Beauvoir, Belgravia (based on J.M. Bergling), Bernhardt (based upon the lettering of the Czech art-nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha), Bentham, Berenicia, Boetia (2003, based on J.M. Bergling's lettering), Bruges, Bucephalus (1993), Burd Ellen (2009), Butterfield, Curetana, Damariscotta, Elsene (2011, based on lettering by early 20th century illustrator Clara Elsene Peck), Elysian, Exotique, Flaubert, Gaheris, Ganelon, Gehenna, Goodfellow, Harbinger, Jugendstil Kunsthand (2003), Lysander, Maginot, Munich (after the Munchner Jugend magazine), Norumbega, Odeon, Ormandine (2010), Pantagruel, Phaeton, Reggio, Rochmbeau, Rockne (2009), Rudolfo, Setebos, Sprite, Summerisle, Sylphide (2005), Undine, Valentin (2008), Vambrace (2010), Walhal.
  • Modern poster fonts: Field Day (2003), Ascelon, Bilitis, Cosmic Dude, Dromon, Ducatus Rough, Eglantine, Ekberg, Fortinbras, Hamilton, Jambon, Oblivion, Squiffy.
  • Constructivist fonts: Krasny Mir (2009), Vrubel, Structura (1997).
  • Futuristic fonts: Alecto, Angelus, Circuit, Culdrose, Gearhead, Ironclaw, Parika, Sanhedrin, Semiramis (1997), Slither, Structuro, Yazata, Adastra (dings).
  • Borders and ornaments. These include New Arets and Crafts Borders (20912, based on The Calendar of Golden Thoughts (Barse and Hopkins Publ, 1911).
  • Boneyard fonts: Antrobus (2010), Sepultura (2002), Halloweenies, Dementia, Boneyard, Skull and Bones, Malagua (1999-2013), Paleos (2002, from titling of B movies in the cave girl genre), Carmilla, Abaddon, Black Cow (1998), Valdemar, Cuede, Ligeia, Mayhem, Mephisto, Golgotha, Sanguinary, Ironworks, Moravia, Gehenna, Nosegrind (2005, graffiti), Corpus, Ghostly.
  • School fonts: Schoolhand (2010).
  • Arts and Crafts movement (late Victorian period, 19th century), based on work and lettering by Walter Crane, William Morris, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Elbert Hubbard. The Arts&Crafts movement was enormously influential on the works of designers, artists and architects of the 20th century, and inspired the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements. Fonts include William Morris' Kelmscott (based on Morris' Troy type), and True Golden, fonts from the Glasgow branch of the movement like Chelsea Studio (1997), which is based on Charles Rennie Mackintosh's lettering, fonts from the Roycrofters of New York like Semiramis and Ganelon, fonts based on Walter Crane's work such as Crane Gothic, Pencraft Initials (2009) and Walter Crane, and even fonts from the California Arts&Crafts period of the early 1900s like Coloma. Other typefaces: Jesse M. King, Aylward, Palmyra (based on work by the Roycrofters, a design community founded by Elbert Hubbard), Aylward (2010, Victorian), Hyacinth Initials, Spoonbill, Adresack (1996), Brandywine, Changeling (2009, based on lettering by fairy artist Fanny Railton), Goddard, and Advertising Gothic (2003), Valentin, Gaheris, Agravain (2009). Delaguerra (2001-2009) is based on a lettering style originating in the California Arts&Crafts period commonly associated with Mission Style. It is still in common usage in signage at historical sites in California.
  • Victorian: Beaumarchais, Berenicia, Bilibin, Brandywine, Brigidis, Curetana, Durendal, Elphinstone, Flaubert, Folkard, Gjallarhorn, Gloriana, Hermia, Ironclaw, Magnus.
  • Typewriter: Fontcraft Courier.
  • Anthroposophic: Ekberg (2002, based on a sample of poster lettering by Samuel Welo).
  • Medieval fonts of Scriptorium, critiqued by Marc Smith, page 65: Batwynge is based on lettre gffe by Geofroy Tory (1529), and not on an illuminated manuscript of the tenth century as claimed by Scriptorium.
Some selected fonts: Finchley (psychedelic), Captain Kidd (2012, an original font design based on the title lettering from the classic pirate movie starring Charles Laughton), Aerobrush (2011), Fondry Ornament (2009), Atkinson Egyptian (2008, after the lettering of Frank Atkinson), Verne (2008), Goldwork (almost blackletter), BigBlok (2010), LetterpressGothic (2010), Plymouth (2010, in the style of Cooper Bold), Broadley (2008, an architecturally inspired script based on lettering by British architect and designer C.F.A. Voysey), Locksley (2004, medieval lettering), Tuscarora (curly lettering), Fiorenza (Renaissance calligraphy), Hesperides (old colonial calligraphic script), Angelus (beautifully printed monospaced script), Esperanza (1996, connected medieval handwriting), Ithuriel (2002), Alleghieri (2002), Hamilton (2002), Spiral Initials, Zothique (great font, based on hand lettering from a map of Clark Ashton Smith's fantasy world of Zothique), Reynard (semi-Celtic), Daresiel (elegant script), Caliph (1992, Arabic simulation), Bassackwards, Rosalinde (1999, handwriting), Arakne (2000, connected handwriting), Falconis (by Michael Scarpitti), Asrafel (semi-Celtic), Swithin (2004), Tyrfing (Art Nouveau/Fraktur, 1999), Waldeck (2008, blackletter), Woburn Initials, Stampwork, Draughtwork, Roughwork (a codex font derived from Nalle's own True Golden which is based on a=n earlier typeface by arts and crafts master William Morris), Melusine (gothic calligraphy), Corbei (uncial), Niederwald (hand lettering), Gjallarhorn (great uncial), Gaiseric (early medieval uncial), Taranis (1987, an uncial first drawn as a font for the cover of the old Ysgarth roleplaying system), De Bellis (roman era, by Michael Scarpitti), Engravers Gothic, Monimental Initials, Sanhedrin (Enemy of the State font), Vespasiano (roman capitals, by Michael Scarpitti), Bilitis, Hendrix (2002), Collins OE (old English), Samedi, Praitor, Evadare (1993, based on a character set which was hand calligraphed by Rudolf Koch), Koch Fantasie (1993), Black Cow (1998). Zothique, Ruritania, Mariner (2004, based on hand lettering originally done by Willy Pogany), Trinculo (a swinging cursive font), Texas Star (2002), Octavian (antique demi-serif font), Ruffian (antique type font), Ascelon (thin sans serif font), Munich (title lettering from Munchner Jugend magazine), Necromantic (bizarre bold titling font), Titania (romantic decorative lettering font), Oberon (bold romantic font), Knotwork, Guede (1993), Pullman, Purcell (Victorian circus poster style font), Allegheny, Carmilla, Malagua (1999-2013), Ardenwood, Platthand, Buccaneer, Cochin Archaic (2010), Boswell (1994), Guilford (based on lettering by artist and calligrapher Eric Sloane), Death Ray (2012, constructivist), Alecto (futuristic), Candlemas (2003), Bridgeport (2003, based on lettering by artist and calligrapher Eric Sloane), Medieval Tiles (2003), Linthicum (2003), Draughtwork (2003), Yngling (Fraktur, 2003), Rheingold (elaborate Fraktur: Music Hall Text elsewhere; see also Teuton Text, Cincinnati Type Foundry, 1877), Kidd (2003), Belgravia (2004), Peck Shields (2004), Albrecht Durer Gothic (2004), Orpheus (2004), InduXtrial (2004, a grunge face), Yoshitoshi (2003), Veronique (2004), Veneto (2006), Vidilex (1993, monospaced), Abelarde (2006), John Speed (1993), Furbelow (2006), Estoril (2006), Tangle, Aventine (sans), Texas Star (2002), Groningen (Bauhaus design), Nevins Hand, Scrapple (2011, Victorian, ornamental), Leodegar (2011, based on samples of 7th century Frankish hand lettering), Candlemass (2012).

Fonts from 2013: Doge (a Venetian font based on a J.M. Bergling revival), Original Django (after the titling font in Quentin Tarantino's movie Django Unchained).

Fonts from 2014: Highball, Carillon (based on a typeface by Samuel Welo), Edifice (based on lettering by J.M. Bergling).

Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. Dafont link.

View David Nalle's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Sean Bartlett

Houston, TX-based designer, b. 1983.

Dafont link.

Creator of the simple octagonal typeface family SB Modern (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sean McCabe
[Boldperspective]

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Sensei 322

FontStructor who made Sensei322 Collegiate Font (2012), based on the athletic uniforms of the Baylor football team. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sharkshock
[Dennis Ludlow]

Free fonts by Dennis Ludlow (Sharkshock Productions, Raleigh, NC), such as Hot Pizza (2001), Hawaiian Punk, Royal Acidbath, Little Caesar, Subway, Holiday India, Mobsters, Dallas Cowboys (Western look, 2004), Dark Crystal, Electrox, Cowboys, Dolphins, Viking Stencil, Lexust (2002), Padaloma (2002), Fujita Ray (2002), Willy Wonka, Hursheys, Grinched, Honda, Busch Gardenz, Holiday India (2000), Simpsons, Blockbusted, IHOP, Chicken Fool A, Playtoy, Cowboys (2001), Dreamscar (2001, has a Cyrillic version), Mr. Goodbaur, Dr. Peppers, Oreos, Air Millhouse, Fruitopia, Raiders, TGI Friday, Jolly-Raunchy, Mouser, Pirate-Keg. There is also a medium-sized categorized archive, with subsections such as cartoon fonts and movie fonts.

On August 28, 2001, Dennis announced that he would stop producing fonts, forever.

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Shawn Bueche

University of Texas student (BA in Advertising, 2013) who lives in Austin, TX. Creator of the bilined typeface Windwritten (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sherry Saunders

Beaumont, TX-based creator of Angulus (2013).

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Shondra Eppinger

Shondra Eppinger (Midland, TX) created a cat silhouette ornamental caps typeface simply called Cat Typography (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sibylle Hagmann
[Kontour]

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Signfonts.com
[Steve Contreras]

Commercial font studio, also called Art&Sign, located in Fort Worth, TX, started in 2001 by Steve Contreras. He writes: Created by Sign Artists, with the look of hand lettering. Casual and script fonts designed specifically for Sign painters and Artist, for use in vinyl cutting and large format printing. Some fonts could also be used for comic book purposes or general display.

Their typefaces include: A&S-Christmas-Script, A&S-Graphina-Chisel, A&S-Happy-Jack, A&S-Harliquin, A&S-Motherlode, A&S-Pen-&-Ink-Roman, A&S-Popcorn, A&S-Porkchop-Primitive, A&S-Porkchop, A&S-Puff-Daddy, A&S-Rhino, A&S-Rister, A&S-Shocard-Block, A&S-Sign-Gothic, A&S-Signwriter, A&S-Snapper-Script, A&S-Speedway, A&S-Wizard, Jiggy Roman, Marquee, Marquee Chisel, Graceland, Brushwacker, Omni, Omni Chisel, Omni Chisel Regular, Xtreme Script, Roadhouse, Brushwacker Script, Cricket, Edoras, Black Swan, Blaze, Bone Casual, Cartoon, Wizard Bold.

Ace High (2010) and Tuscano Script (2011) are Western Victorian typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

SIL Encore fonts

The SIL Encore Font System, version 3.0, is a library of over 1600 phonetic characters and linguistic symbols in truetype and type 1 formats. Four font families are included in the SIL Encore Fonts package: SIL Doulos (similar to Times), SIL Sophia (similar to Helvetica), SIL Manuscript (monospace, like Prestige), and SIL Charis (enlarged x-height). The pre-1993 family can be downloaded for free here. A free subset, SIL IPA93 Fonts 2.0, can also be obtained here [it does not include SIL Charis]. [Google] [More]  ⦿

SIL International (or: Summer Institute of Linguistics)

Located in Dallas, TX, est. 1934. Founded over 70 years ago, SIL International is a faith-based organization that studies, documents, and assists in developing the world's lesser-known languages. SIL's staff shares a Christian commitment to service, academic excellence, and professional engagement through literacy, linguistics, translation, and other academic disciplines. SIL makes its services available to all without regard to religious belief, political ideology, gender, race, or ethnic background. Fonts in Cyberspace is an archive of many multilingual fonts. SIL Fonts, free to all, and professionally put together include the following:

  • Charis SIL Font: A serif, proportionally-spaced font optimized for readability in long printed documents
  • Doulos SIL Font: A Unicode font with a comprehensive set of characters needed for almost any Roman- or Cyrillic-based writing system (including IPA), whether for phonetic or orthographic needs.
  • Gentium: Supports a wide range of Latin-based alphabets and includes glyphs that correspond to all the Latin ranges of Unicode.
  • Lateef: An extended Arabic script font for OpenType and AAT systems. See also here.
  • Nastaliq Navees: Font package for Nastaliq style of calligraphy
  • Scheherazade: An extended Arabic script font for OpenType and AAT systems. Contributors include Jonathan Kew and Bob Hallissy.
  • SIL Apparatus Fonts: Symbols used for Biblical text apparatus
  • SIL Dai Banna Fonts: Xishuangbanna Dai (New Tai Lue) fonts for Windows and Macintosh
  • SIL Encore Fonts: Library of phonetic characters and linguistic symbols. This package includes SIL Doulos (similar to Times), SIL Sophia (similar to Univers), SIL Manuscript (monospace, like Prestige), and SIL Charis (enlarged x-height). Included is Sophia Nubian (2008), which is based on an old Nubian text.
  • SIL Encore IPA Fonts: Phonetic fonts
  • SIL Font Cache Extender: This Macintosh extension increases the MacOS font cache size. It is useful when working with large fonts, such as SIL Greek, SIL Hebrew, or any GX font.
  • SIL Greek Font System (Galatia): Greek font package for Windows and Macintosh. See also here.
  • SIL Greek Unicode Font (Galatia SIL): Greek Unicode OpenType fonts
  • SIL Hebrew Font System (Ezra): Hebrew font package for Windows and Macintosh
  • SIL Hebrew Unicode Font (Ezra SIL): Hebrew Unicode OpenType fonts for Windows
  • SIL Tai Dam Fonts: Tai Dam fonts for Windows and Macintosh
  • Tai Heritage Pro (2009), designed to reflect the traditional hand-written style of the Tai Viet script.
  • SIL Unicode IPA Font beta: Released as Doulos SIL with a more extensive character inventory.
  • SIL Vai Fonts: The SIL Vai Fonts are regular and bold versions of the African Vai script used in Liberia
  • . In 2009, Benjamin Yang (SIL) published the free Vai Slant Unicode.
  • SIL Xishuang Banna Fonts: Xishuangbanna Dai (New Tai Lue) fonts for Windows and Macintosh
  • SIL Yi Font: Unicode-based Yi font for Windows
  • Unicode BMP Fallback SIL font (2008). Intended for debugging, this font contains a glyph for every character in the Basic Multilingual plane (including Private Use Area) of Unicode 5.1, each glyph consisting of a box enclosing the four hex digits identifying the Unicode scalar value.

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SIL Tai Dam Fonts

"The SIL Tai Dam Fonts are regular and bold versions of the traditional Tai Dam script and are closely based on handwritten letters. [...] Over half a million Tai Dam people (also known as Black Tai or Tai Noir) live in northwestern Vietnam and northern Laos. Their language is a member of the Tai-Kadai language family and is closely related to Laotian and Standard Thai. [...] Special thanks are due to Mr. Faah Baccam, whose drawings have served as the basis for the development of these fonts." These fonts, developed by J. Victor Gaultney at the Summer Institute of Linguistics, are free. [Google] [More]  ⦿

SIL Yi

The SIL Yi Font is a single Unicode font for the standardized Yi script used by a large ethnic group in southwestern China. Designed by SIL International, 7500 West Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, Texas. Yi is spoken by the Yi people (also known as Lolo) in Southern China (in Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan and Guangxi). The script is a purely syllabic script which was developed on the basis of an older, ideographic system.

Nuosu SIL (2008) is a single Unicode font for the standardized Yi script. The script was standardized in the 1970s by the Chinese government. In the process of standardization, 820 symbols from the traditional scripts of the Liangshan region were chosen to form a syllabary. The syllable inventory of a speech variety from Xide County, Sichuan was used as the phonological basis for standardization. For the most part there is one symbol per phonologically-distinct syllable and vice-versa. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Snail Fonts
[Jonathan Keene]

One money font, "tweeker", plus free fonts boomerang monkey, boomerang monkey deluxe, dilate, earthling, five cents, indian poker, internal, neon-like, number one (dingbat), poodle lover, possum droppings, rathole, reverence, space cowboy, special k, sugar, sugar [dissolve], tweed, and wetalmorker. The designer is Jonathan Keene from Dallas, TX, who created these fonts at the young age of 14.

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Stephen Miller

Aka Radon2000. American student (b. 1989) at AIH (The Art Institute of Houston) who created the ornamental caps face Jaws and Claws (2011). He also created the experimental sans typeface Long Sans (2012).

Stephen is a graphic designer in Houston.

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Stereo Type Haus
[Richard Diaz Granados]

Stereo Type Haus (or STH) is a commercial foundry in Brooklyn, NY, est. 2000, offering fonts by Rick D. Granados ((b. Miami, FL, 1970): Bucks (graffiti font), Bushwick (handwriting), Ballbuster, Bedford (2010, an award-quality dot matrix family inspired by mosaic lettering by Heins&LaFarge, architects of the IRT (Interborough Rapid Transit) in New York City: Bedford hints at the station names on platform walls which date back to 1904 but modernize it through a rigid grid system and rounded corners), Bockhold (2010, a humanistic take on DIN), Broadcast (neat stencil face), Konstrukt (stencil), Construkt (2009, a unicase stencil), Falcon, Gran Torino, Roller Girl, Opera (2005, with Ros Knopov), Prisma 2012 (2010, an octagonal multiline face), Radiac (2010, a monoline squarish unicase face), Rukbat, Stylus, Schmearox, Tech Stencil (2000), Noise&Hum, STH Sirena (2006, inspired by hand-painted signage found in "Little Haiti" Miami, Florida), Boris Dworschak (Partisan East, Partisan West, Basic, Gaijin. Other designers include Nikola Djurek (Cornerset (pixel), Aiseman), Luis Valle&R.D. Granados (Lillian, a script face), Arnold Steiner (Statica, Organic Mechanic), Michael Clarke (Paris), Carlos Alfonso (Locut, 2Bit), Denise Wilton (Stereobitz, a stereo dingbat face), Nikola Djurek (Tribeca, Magasine, Soho, Novella) and unnamed author fonts such as Palleta, Rook, STH Kit 1, Stereobytes (audio dingbats), Stereobytes Vintage (hi-fi dings), Nomad (a deconstructivist stencil face).

At FontStruct in 2009, he made the Victorian family Cartelle (+Inline), the pixel family Microdot, and Chico. Granados spends his time between New York City and Austin, Texas.

Klingspor link.

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Steve Contreras
[Signfonts.com]

[More]  ⦿

Steven Schroeder

Denton, TX-based designer of Type Babies (2011), a project in which the genetic features of two typefaces are mixed. [Google] [More]  ⦿

SubGenius (was: BOBCO SubGenius Fonts)
[Bob Dobbs]

Type 1, TrueType, Mac and Windows formats of the outrageous and funny Bobco dingbat fonts made by Bob Dobbs (aka Atom Funway Plastico) from Dallas, TX, designer and type designer (although he claims help from Popess Lilith von Fraumench). A dozen Bobco fonts have been published to date such as Dr. Legume, Funway and the BOBCO series. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Surface Type
[Michael Hamm]

About 15 faces by Houston-based Michael E. Hamm: free fonts include Acidic, Actrial, Bountiful, Bounty, Gouge, Ozlo, Packet, Slurry. Unavailiable for now are Dwight, Elixir, Meekius, Silly Ass Thin, Silly Ass Thick, and Forge. Mostly grunge type. Good web page. Truetype for PC, type 1 for Mac.

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Teeline Fonts
[Craig Eliason]

Teeline Fonts is a digital typefoundry launched by Craig Eliason (b. 1969, Houston, TX) in 2010. A professor of modern art and design history in the Department of Art History at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, MN, Craig researches the history of type design, and particularly the history of its classification and vocabulary. He began designing his own fonts in 2008. Craig obtained a Ph.D. from Rutgers in 2002. Read, for example, Face the Nation: National Identity and Modern Type Design 1900-1960. MyFonts link.

He published Ambicase Modern (2010), a unicase font) and Ambicase Fatface (2011).

Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam: The history of humanist types.

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Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments gives its fonts away for free: BA-II-PlusSymbols, CBL-Symbols, Cabri-Symbols, TI-10-KeySymbols, TI-15-KeySymbols, TI-30MultiViewKeys, TI-30X-IIKeySymbols, TI-30Xa-SEKeys, TI-34-IIKeySymbols, TI-36X-IIKeySymbols, TI-40-KeySymbols, TI-73-KeySymbols, TI-89-symbols, TI-92-symbols, TI-College-Symbols, TI80KeySymbols, TI81symbols, TI8285ProgramCode, TI8285ProgramCodeBold, TI82STATSfr, TI82symbols, TI83symbols, TI85symbols, TI92ProgCodeBold, TI92ProgCodeN, TINspirekeys, Ti73ProgCodeBold, Ti73ProgCodeN, Ti83Pluspc, Ti83PluspcBd, Ti83ProgCodeBold, Ti83ProgCodeN, Ti86Pc, Ti86PcBold, Ti86keys, Ti89pc, Ti89pcbd, Ti92Pluspc, Ti92Pluspcbd, Voyage-200KeySymbols. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Living End
[Lauren Ashpole]

Free fonts made by Huntington Beach, CA-based Lauren Ashpole (b. 1982, Corpus Christi, TX): Kremlinology (2012, constructivist), Bikes (2011, bike dingbats), Forgotten Playbill (2011), Sewing Patterns (2010, silhouette dingbats), Sewing Patterns 2 (2012), OrigamiBats (2010), Thirty-Nine Smooth (1997), A T&Love (1998, curly hand), Publicité d'Epoque (dot matrix face), Candy Randy (1998, party font), Horseshoes&Lemonade (1998, 2009: white on black letters), Horseshoes, Paper Hearts (2001), Scooby Doo (1998), Hecubus (1997, hand-printed), Starry Night (1998, 2009), Boo Boo Kitty (1997-1999), Scooby Doo (hand-printed), and Southbats (1998, dingbats of heads). Her font 39smooth (1997) can be found here.

In 2011, she went commercial at MyFonts as Lauren Ashpole Foundry, located in Brooklyn, NY. Her fonts there include Starry Night (1998), Sewing Patterns (2010, silhouettes of women), Sewing Patterns 2 (2012), Origami Bats (2010), Horseshoes And Lemonade (1998), Forgotten Playbill (2011), Bikes (2011, dingbats), Paper Hearts (2012, a Valentine's Day font), and Candy Randy (1998).

Typefaces from 2014: Hellmuth.

Dafont link. Fontspace link. Another Fontspace link. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. Creative Market link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

The Pensword Type Foundry

Foundry run by L. Theodore Ollier from Austin, TX. It disappeared. Its fonts have the PTF prefix, not to be confused with the PTF commonly used now by the Porchez Typefoundry. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thélio Cambillard

During his studies in San Antonio, TX, Thélio Cambillard created Hughes (2014), a typeface inspired by the famed aviator Howard Hughes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thomas Ramey

Thomas Ramey, a graphic designer from Austin, TX, who grew up in Pasadena, TX, and is now located in San Francisco, created the hybrid font Black Sans (2011) by combining DIN with the blackletter typeface Linotext.

In 2012, he designed the (free) curly upright typeface family Mocha Script.

In 2013, he designed the blood splatter font Sin.

In 2014, he created the layered cartoonish font Storyland, the wide typeface Lightyear, and the roundish typeface Thunder Pants.

Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Three Islands Press (was: The Type Quarry)
[Brian Willson]

Brian Willson (b. 1951, New Haven, CT), grew up in Austin, TX, and obtained a degree in radio, TV and film from the University of Texas in 1979. Since 1980, Willson has lived in coastal Maine, where for 15 years he worked as a writer and journalist, in both broadcast and print media, and was managing editor of National Fisherman magazine for one year. In the mid 1990s, he left the magazine business to devote his full time to Three Islands Press (3IP), a digital design and publishing company he founded in Rockland in 1989. He has been designing type since 1993. Three Islands Press (or 3IP, or The Type Quarry) used to offer 10 dollar shareware fonts. They went commercial and are now located in Rockland, ME. 3IP Type Foundry also enjoys the contributions of type designers Patricia Lillie and Lars Bergquist. Their fonts:

  • Abigail Adams (2014). An epistolar script based on he hand of Abigail Smith Adams, first Second Lady and second First Lady of the United States.
  • American Scribe: 2003, after the handwriting of Timothy Mattack, who penned America's Declaration of Independence.
  • Antiquarian (2010): based on the the titles and captions and place labels on a page I have of Henri Abraham Chatelain's Atlas Historique.
  • Antiquarian Scribe (2010): based on the body text in an 18th century atlas by Henri Abraham Chatelain.
  • Attic Antique: old pitted characters.
  • Bonsai
  • Botanical Scribe (2013, a warm copperplate script): "The Raphael of Flowers" is what they called Pierre-Joseph Redouté a couple hundred years ago. The Belgian native became famous in France, where he painted floral watercolors for both Marie Antoinnette and Empress Josephine. But what cemented his legacy was his perfection of a stipple engraving technique that brought his art to the masses. Botanical Scribe is modeled after the neat, cursive hand-inscribed legends on these antique prints. Because it simulates handlettering, the font retains a warm, organic quality not seen in fancy modern scripts while remaining both elegant and legible.
  • Broadsheet
  • Castine (1998).
  • Cedar Street
  • Chromosome (1995): a label-tape gun font.
  • Dingos: free.
  • Douglass Pen (2011): inspired by the handwriting of Frederick Douglass, who was born an American slave but died a distinguished 19th century statesman, orator, and abolitionist leader. He also had fine penmanship. Douglass Pen is modeled chiefly after Douglass's handwritten account of John Brown's 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, VA.
  • Emily Austin (2001) is modeled after the penmanship of Emily Margaret Austin (Bryan) Perry, an early Texas colonist along with her brother, Stephen F. Austin, for whom the state capital was named. Specimens were letters dating from 1837 until 1851, the year of her death at 56. It is a beautiful historic handwriting font.
  • Houston Pen (after the handwriting of Sam Houston.
  • Horsefeathers.
  • Lamar Pen: 2003, after the handwriting of poet Mirabeau B. Lamar, ca. 1830s.
  • Marydale. Willson wrote: While working at National Fisherman magazine several years ago, I admired the hand-lettering of the production director, Marydale Abernathy, and suggested she let me model a font after her penmanship. She drew out the alphabet, I launched Macromedia (then Altsys) Fontographer, and (to shorten a long story) I ended up developing my first typeface. For the heck of it, I released it first as shareware, then as a full-featured typeface and, astonishingly, it took off.
  • Oak Street
  • Old Man Eloquent (2010): a connected script based on an 1810 sample of the handwriting of John Quincy Adams.
  • Professor
  • Pumpkinseed
  • Remsen Script.
  • Schooner Script: after the 1825 handwriting of pastor Samuel Clarke of Princeton, MA.
  • Sluggo.
  • Speed Bump
  • Texas Hero: after the hand of Thomas J. Rusk, 1836.
  • Terra Ignota (2013). Based on the handlettering on Amerique Septentrionale, a 1650 map by French cartographer Nicolas Sanson.
  • Treefrog (1993): beautiful unevenly inked handwriting style, inspired by the quirky inkpen doodlings of Philip D. Cyr, a graphic designer who lives in Arizona.
  • Viktorie (2007, handwriting).

Alternate URL. MyFonts link. Alternate URL. alternate site. Agfa-Monotype page. Fonts sold by Mindcandy. FontShop link. Klingspor link.

View Brian Willson's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tiffany Post

Houston, TX-based digital illustrator, who created the illustrated caps alphabet Etho Simian (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tobias Tylus
[Buttfaces Digital Type Foundry]

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Toby Kenobi

Texan who is working on Republika Gothic Thin (2004). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Todd Milligan

Todd Milligan (Dust Bowl Artistry, Fort Worth, TX) created some custom athletic lettering typefaces in 2013 for organizations such as TCU and C-USA.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tom Davis
[General Glyphics]

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Tricia Smith

During her studies at the University of North Texas in Denton, Tricia Smith created some experimental logotypes (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tristan Cofer

Graphic designer and biologist in Austin, TX, who made the signage family Local (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

TX fonts and PX fonts
[Young Ryu]

Young U. Ryu from the Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Dallas developed Type 1 fonts for use in mathematical texts set in TEX, in 2000. It was based on Adobe Times and Helvetica, the TX fonts. His PX fonts are type 1 fonts based on Adobe Palatino, URW Palladium and Adobe Helvetica for doing mathematics. After some modications by Thomas Esser in 2002, more recent versions of the TX fonts and pxfonts were placed on the CTAN archive. In the documentation, Young adresses the design of mathematical symbols: The Adobe Times fonts are thicker than the CM fonts. Designing math fonts for Times based on the rule thickness of Times =, , + , / , < , etc. would result in too thick math symbols, in my opinion. In the TX fonts, these glyphs are thinner than those of original Times fonts. That is, the rule thickness of these glyphs is around 85% of that of the Times fonts, but still thicker than that of the CM fonts. He contributed these ranges to the GNU Freefont project: Arrows (U+2190-U+21FF), Mathematical Symbols (U+2200-U+22FF). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typehead
[Gabriel Walker]

Typehead is a commercial typefoundry managed by Gabriel Walker. During his studies at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX, Gabriel Walker designed the Whole Wheat typeface in 2013. This is an all caps display typeface in Regular, Round, Display (i.e., shadow), and Round Display styles. Free download (for personal use).

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Typesetting Tips

Great typesetting tips by R. Michael Conner (Austin, TX). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Van Garrett

Creator of Phoenix Regular (1992), while at the Daily Texas in University Station, TX. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vanessa Bays

Aka The Butterfly, Vanessa Bays specializes in very clean hand-printed typefaces. Texan creator (b. 1982) in 2014 of Sweet and Sassy Serif, Alexis Marie (a very clean hand-drawn sans), Clean Up Your Mess, Our Lil Secret Forever, My Silly Willy Girl, Amber Shaie, Expressions of the Soul, A Little Sunshine, Celia Garcia, and Sorry We're Closed.

Typefaces from 2013: Running For A Cause, Give It Your Heart, Please write me a song, Where the lonely ones roam, Chunkster Jamz, Just Gotta Smile, Bubble Bath, Grandma's Garden, Sealed With A Kiss, Macilynn Marie, Love and Laughter, Baby Lexi, Papa Bear, All Things Pink, Sophmore Year, Diamond Girl, Always In My Heart, Georgia Belle, Chocolate Covered Raindrops, Miss Smarty Pants, Flower Power, Just for Giggles, Isabelle Layne, Cutie Patootie, Life's A Beach, VB Dings, Eternal Promise (upright connected script), The Urban Way (comic book font), Anjelika Rose, Jessica Elaine, My First Crush, A Gentle Touch, Penelope Loves Anne, You Make Me Smile, Simple Kind of Girl, Passing Notes, VB Dings, Wednesday, Bubble Letters, Panic Stricken, Yummy Cupcakes, Ribbon of Hope, Vanessa's Valentine, Eternal Script, Scrapoholic, Curly Shirley.

Typefaces from 2012 include the free hand-printed typefaces Dazzling Divas, Smell The Roses, Urban Class (coic book style), Spring Rolls, Puppy Bellies, Too Tight, Daddy's Girl, Simplicity, Sloppy Hollow, Vanessa Loves You, Forget Me Not, Scrap It Up, Lilian, Caffeine, Sixteen, Kelli Lynn, By The Butterfly, Live Laugh Love, Little Miss Priss, LoveNess Three, Whisper a dream, Kenzie, Seriously, Hyperness, My Skinny Jeans, Love Me Forever, Sweetness, Workaholic, Connected (connect-the-dots face), Vannessa Marie, Christmas Eve, Lazy Day, Angel Toes, Fat Marker, Amanda Rae, Slopness, So Posh, I Lovers You, Wassup, DashNess, Chunkyness, Thinnyness, Bigness, Christmas Lightness, Lil Guy, Ness, LoveNess Two, Girl Next Door, Skinnyness, This Sux, VaNess, DotNess, LoveNess, Just Playin, Squishy, Cuteness.

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Vijay Kumar Patel

Fort Worth, TX-based creator of a commercial font collection that covers most Indian languages: Gujarati Radhika, Gujarati Priti, Gujarati Palana, Hindi Vijay, Assamese Vijay, Bengali Vijay, Tamil Vijay, Telugu Vijay, Sanskrit Vijay, Punjabi Vijay, Malayalam Vijay, Malayalam Radhika, Kannada Vijay, Marathi Vijay, Nepali Vijay, Oriya Vijay, Indian Artwork-Vijay. [Google] [More]  ⦿

W. Danny Harris

Texan bookbinder who used iFontmaker in 2011 to create Howie Stretch, a hand-printed face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Way Cool Tools

From ETT (Educational Techniques and Technology) in Kingwood, TX: commercial font packages such as Teacher's Font Series(24 USd per font), School Font Collection (50USD per font), and ArithmeFonts Collection (49 USD per font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Young Ryu
[TX fonts and PX fonts]

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Zach Terrell

Denton, TX-based designer of the display typeface Hatchet (2013) that can be bought at Creative Market. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zachary Scouras

Austin, TX-based graphic designer. Creator of an unnamed art deco typeface in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zack Guerra

During his studies at Abilene Christian University in 2014, zack Guerra created several custom typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zack Guerra

During his studies at Abilene Christian University, TX, in 2013, Zack Guerra created several untitled custom typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zebtoonz

Freelance animator and cartoonist in Houston, TX, b. 1952. Creator of the free comic book font Zebtoonz (2012).

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