TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Tue Aug 20 22:59:55 EDT 2019
FONT RECOGNITION VIA FONT MOOSE
Type scene in Utah
Designer of the hand-printed typeface Uncensored (2013). I am not entirey sure, but this could be the same Andrew Adams in Orem, UT, who designed a Deseret typeface in 2016. The latter Andrew Adams graduated from Utah Valley University in 2014. [Google] [More] ⦿
Orem, Utah-based designers of the beautiful dingbat font ArborisFolium (1976), and of Agathodaimon (runes and astrological symbols) and Animal Tracks. At Plazm, Andrew D. Taylor published Avenatha (1995). Avenatha at Mindcandy. Agathodaimon (alternate site). Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More] ⦿
American outfit in Salt Lake City, UT. Erin and Chris designed the AP Applique Cut and AP Applique Stitched fonts in 2010.
The was a commercial site located in West Clinton, Utah, that was run by Scott T. Smith from Clinton, Utah. It had Mayan, hieroglyphs, cuneiform, Syriac, Etruscan, old Greek, old Hebrew and archeological fonts as well as Native American dingbats. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate from the College of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, 2012, b. 1988, Tehran. He created the Farsi typefaces Arya and Paakize in 2013. He currently works as a graphic designer in Salt Lake City, UT. [Google] [More] ⦿
Voltage writes: Ashley Mackay is a disarmingly quirky and eclectic freelance graphic designer and illustrator based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her portfolio has everything from illustrations for Martha Stewart Magazine and HarperCollins to hand lettering for her mother, exemplifying Mackay's unaffected and openhearted style--just what you'd expect from an Idaho farm girl with a fondness for bikes and kittens.
Betatype was established in 2003 by Christian Robertson, and is located in Concord, CA. It offers custom type design services as well as commercial fonts. Christian completed the BFA program in Graphic Design at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, and was a partner at Mansfield Design Company in American Fork, UT. He joined Google where he presently works.
While at at Brigham Young University, he designed Alexandre (2004, a roman influenced by blackletter), Blackletter No.36, Uncial New (2004, an uncial with a unicase feel), Aloe (2003), Betatype No. 28 (2003, a semiserif), Ulysses (2003), Pill Aberration, Raisin Nut, Pill Gothic (2001, a sans family published in 2004 at Umbrella Type/Veer), Beezer Sans, Uncial Slab, Sketch No. 26, Sketch No. 25, Dear Sarah (2004, a contextual handwriting typeface done with great care, available from Umbrella Type), and Factory.
Betatype published these fonts:
Bird Brain Factory
Assistant Professor at Utah Valley University in Salt Lake City, who is based in Sandy, UT. His typographic work/posters is first-rate. See, for example, this a. In 2015, he designed the hand-crafted typeface Miquel, Rough Rider (rough brush typeface), Sean Sans, Stubby Napoleon (dadaist style) and the experimental Junk Font.
Typefaces from 2016: Space Fox (a trekkie font).
Brad O. Nelson
Brain Eaters Font Co.
BrainEaters is Brad O. Nelson's font outfit in Salt Lake City, Utah (formerly in Orem, UT). Current fonts (mostly commercial, some free) include: BEBlob, BECROSS, Bingo Star, BubbleMan, DecayingAlternate, Decaying, EvilOfFrankenstein, PlasmaRain, SinsofRhonda, Witless, Blood Of Dracula (1.1), Blood Feast (1.1), Cat Women of the Moon, Cat Boxed, Channel Tuning, Demon Night (1.2), EddieFisher (1.4) (early 60's beatnik style sharp serif face), EddieFisher's Brothers (1.1), FrankenTOHO (1.1), H-Man (1.2), H-Man Part 2 (1.1), Keep on truckin (2003, psychedelic), Musicals (psychedelic), Psychatronic (2.0), Psychatronic Two Caps, Shiver (1.1), Spooky One (1.1), Stencil Gothic, Two-Face, Strange Planet, UmAbort, Old Witch, Sinister Urge, Haunted Hillbilly, Shiver, Sinbad 7, Trauma, Ghetto Dan, Burn in Hell, Unmanned Mission, Bloodytronic, A Weird Party (curly!), Amhole, BE Marker, Brain Invaders, Cat Women, KuntryHog&Joe, Matchbook, Space Immortalizer, BE Streetwalker, Butch Wax, Oh My Word, A Weird Party, Amhole, Prosy Script, Ramsesfuad, PsychTest, Circusized, Marker Money FW and CV (2005, an irregular hand), Witless (2008), Xerker, Robot Games, Space Blasterm Hyper Drive, Prosy Script, Ramsesfuad, PsychTest, Circusized, Space Immortalizer, Matchbook, Be Streetwilaker, Butch Wax, Oh My Word, Strange Planet, Um Abort, Mysterian, Old Witch, Sinister Urge.
Brigham Young was one of Utah's pioneers. This page has a historical study of the Deseret alphabet. A quote from the Salt Lake Tribune (2000): "It was another of Brigham Young's bold and audacious experiments, University of Utah History Professor Dean May said. ... It was also extremely expensive to typeset the new characters and only four books were ever published: two elementary school readers, one partial Book of Mormon and one full Book of Mormon." [Google] [More] ⦿
Caitlin Furphy (Logan, UT, and before that, Las Cruces, NM) graduated from New Mexico State University. She designed the tall hand-crafted typeface Abide in 2015, and the New Mexican culture font Hacienda in 2016. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bountiful, UT-based foundry of Chris Metcalfe, a graphic designer and illustrator, born in 1983 in Utah. His illustration skills shine through his hand-drawn type designs, Conjur, Dotface, Trappers And Traders, which can be bought through MyFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Art director, designer and consultant based in Salt Lake City, UT. He created the commercial Latin / Cyrillic geometric sans font family Venti CF in 2014---Venti can be purchased here. His second typeface is the geometric / techno typeface Filter CF (2014).
In 2015, he created Waverly (avant garde caps), Articulat CF (an 18-style Swiss sans typeface), Argent CF (serifed family), Ironfield (bold husky brutalist display font), Visby CF (geometric sans), Visby Round CF, Quincy CF (a warm serif text face), and Manifold CF (a cold utilitarian sans extended to the corporate typeface Manifold DSA in 2017).
Typefaces from 2016: Vanguard CF, Addington (text typeface family), Cartograph CF (monospaced sans), Greycliff CF (sans), Turismo CF (a wide rounded open sans).
Typefaces from 2017: Gryffith (angular), Visby Slab CF, Filter v2 CF (hipster style), Couplet CF (humanist sans), Integral CF.
Typefaces from 2018: Argent Pixel (free), Artifex (a 9-weight serif family), Artifex Hand CF (a friendly humanist sans), Criteria CF (a geometric sans with horizontal and vertical terminal endings), Roxborough (a sharp-edged roman typeface).
Typefaces from 2019: Wayfinder CF (a sharp-edged display typeface).
Salt Lake City, UT-based creative director at deseretnews.com and designer of the freeware bold sans serif font Faktos (1992). Other typefaces by Cory include Qi (2017: a neo deco sans with textured styles), Ely Bold, Ely Rounded (2016, rounded sans family), and the gorgeous art deco sans Fatboy Heavy.
Cony Larsen (Cut@Home LLC, based in Orem, UT) is the designer of a number of fonts in 2003 such as DCAshley, DCBaby, DCBailey, DCBeary, DCBedtime, DCChelsi, DCChelsiJournal, DCCherry, DCCherryJournal, DCCookie, DCCookieJournal, DCCurlyQs, DCDots, DCDotsJournal, DCFunSerif, DCFunSerifJournal, DCGoofy, DCGrapeVine, DCHibiscus, DCKristy, DCKristyJournal, DCLindsey, DCMadison, DCMadisonJournal, DCMakeaWish, DCMoonbeams, DCRecess, DCRecessJournal, DCRose, DCSassy, DCSassyJournal, DCSeasons, DCSimplicity, DCSpring, DCSugarnSpice, DCTwoStep. These can be found on the FontBug Font CD. Some fonts are said to be designed by C. Christenson and others by Chelsi Pulley or N. Lefebvre. [Google] [More] ⦿
Assistant Professor in the Department of Art & Art History, University of Utah, in Salt lake City.
As Fugitiveglue at FontStruct, he made Allemande (2010), and Havre (2009, gridded), as well as the more experimental Luggage Lifter (2010), Root Canal (2010), Unexamined Zipper (2009) and Gawe (2010). Routeo (2010) is art nouveau, and Ampul (2010) simulates Arabic.
Perforane is a heavy mechanical/octagonal unicase typeface, while Guasco (2012) is a curly high-contrast face. Perforance became the basis of a large family of fonts, like PERF Blur (textured face), PERF Glow, PERF Solid, PERF Solid 3D, PERF Knockout 3D, PERF Punch1 3D, PERF Punch3 3D, PERF Punch1, PERF Punch2, Cuevita (2012).
Dave Bastian is from Utah and graduated from Brigham Young University. Dave Bastian's free fonts: Etruscan, Fancy Face, Frankie (Frankenstein font), Korohanza, Noodle Calligraphic, Noodle Script (upright script), Noodle Shaded, SixtySeven, Startling, Stone-Age, Weehah.
David Sudweeks pursued graphic design at Brigham Young University where he focused his studies on lettering and type. After completing a brief apprenticeship with type designer Mark van Bronkhorst in California, David took up the position of Type Director at FontShop San Francisco. He now works primarily from his home studio outside Raleigh, North Carolina writing and curating type as a member of FontShop's editorial staff, and drawing type on the side.
He used FontStruct in 2008 to make the dotted typeface Pullchain, which could be used for teaching children how to write. Codesigner at American Type Founders Collection of ATF Alternate Gothic (2015, Mark van Bronkhorst, Alan Dague-Greene, David Sudweeks, Igino Marini, & Ben Kiel). ATF Alternate Gothic is a new, significant digital expansion to 40 fonts of Morris Fuller Benton's classic 1903 design. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
David Thometz Design
David Thometz (b. Everett, WA, 1966) is a designer in South Jordan, UT (near Salt Lake City) who has produced some fonts for his own projects. In 2004, he moved to Hampton, TN. Typefaces by him include DTD Silvertone Woodtype, DTD Architrave Sans, DTD Tinhorn, DTD Venceremos Latin, DTD Hefeweizen (blackletter, beer bottle font), DTD Architrave (2001), DTD Digita (a great screen font), DTD Seriatim [+ Seriatim Gestalt, + Seriatim Uncial, 2003, + Seriatim Sans, 2003), DTW Erwin (2004, a Venetian newspaper typeface for the Erwin Record, a small, weekly newspaper in the town of Erwin in northeastern Tennessee, based on a cross of Plantin and Cloister), and Erwin Gothic (2007), its companion. About Erwin Gothic, he says: The design of Erwin Gothic is based on a series of German grotesque families from the early 1900s, designed originally by Johannes Wagner and distributed originally by Wagner&Schmidt as Wotan (ca. 1914?), Lessing, Reichsgrotesk and Edel Grotesque; and subsequently reworked and re-released by several foundries under these names as well as names such as Annonce Grotesque (ca. 1912?), Aurora Grotesk (ca. 1928), Neue Aurora Grotesk (1964) and Aura. Anzeigen Grotesk (ca. 1943) appears to be another offspring of these designs.
DC Fonts (was: Aught Five)
Eagle Mountain, UT-based creator of free and commercial fonts and icons, ca. 2014---often poster fonts in the style of Pintassilgo or Hanoded---including Pleasantly Plump Icons (2013), Skewed Icons, Stacked (2013), Torple (2014), DubBub (2014), End To End Mini (2014), The Right Stuff Mini (2014), Gab Mini (2014), Two and Two Mini (2014), Peabo (2014, stars and stripes font), Forfty Mini (2014), Scribble (2014), Quick & Dirty Mini (2014), Cedar (2016), Aquabella (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Milk&Honey, Sweet&Silly, Barb&Cally, Chirp, Crackalackin, Mojave Script, Bottega, Beachwood, Truant, Totally Tubular, Marimba (rounded script in Wide, Sans, Slab and Doodles styles), Summertime (brush script), Waliroo (a creamy interlocking poster typeface), Hello Spring, Highflier, Strawberry Dreams, Childish Reverie (a great playful font).
Typefaces from 2018: Forever Grateful, Acres, Shriek (a Halloween font), Too Cool for School, Sketchy Story, Jokers, Cottage+Farmhouse, One in a Melon, Thin Stanley, Stacked, Labeck, Mother Nature, Kristof (for children's books), Anything Goes (another children's book font).
Typefaces from 2019: Skiba, BellaNotte, Mighty Mountain, Childlike, Lemon Slice, Spring Showers (font and umbrella doodles), Twinkle The Star, Better Be Lovely, Blanket of Snow.
Douglas Thomas is a graphic designer, writer, and historian. He holds an MA in history from the University of Chicago and an MFA in graphic design from the Maryland Institute College of Art, where he also taught. He currently teaches at Brigham Young University. Author of Never Use Futura (2017). The blurb: It's everywhere, including the moon (on the commemorative plaque left by Apollo 11 astronauts), Nike sneakers, the artworks of Barbara Kruger, Ed Ruscha, and Jenny Holzer, 2001: A Space Odyssey credits, Domino's Pizza boxes, Absolut Vodka bottles, and Red Bull cans. Futura and its typographic offspring have been the face of presidential campaigns from Richard Nixon to Hillary Clinton. Indeed, Futura is one of the most used fonts in the world today---the typeface of modern design---more so even than Helvetica. This fascinating book explores the cultural history and uses of a face that's so common you might not notice, until you start looking, and then you can't escape it. Douglas Thomas traces Futura from its Bauhaus-inspired origin in Paul Renner's 1924 design, to its current role as the go-to choice for corporate work, logos, motion pictures, and advertisements. [Google] [More] ⦿
Salt Lake City-based designer of Haunted Serif (2017) and Brother Joseph Script (2017, a penmanship font named after the founder of Mormonism and the Latter Day Saint movement, Joseph Smith, 1805-1844). [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies in Cedar City, UT, Eva Chau designed the Western typeface Gateway (2013).
Freeware Macintosh Logic Fonts
Freeware Mac fonts for logic: Lics (Luca Cardelli, DEC), Zedfont (1995, Richard Jones, University of Kent at Canterbury), and Ophir (a 1987 bitmap font by Bangs Tapscott of the University of Utah). Maintained by Jack Campin. [Google] [More] ⦿
Illustration Ink (was: Lettering Delights)
Lettering Delights (later renamed Illustration Ink) is a company founded by Doug Larson in 1994, and located in Pleasant Grove, UT. Before that, Doug was at WordPerfect Corporation. Lettering Delights specializes in scrapbook, handwriting, doodle and alphading fonts. MyFonts link. MyFonts sells the following fonts, made in 2007-2008: LD Chaver (faux Hebrew), LD Cottage (blackletter), LD Daffy, LD Castle (Lombardic), LD Christmas Ale (uncial), LD Appliquée, LD Count Fontula (a grungy blackletter), LD Absurd, LD Bohemian Filigree, and many more. The "LDJ" series is made by Jillustration. A more complete list, as of March 2009: DB Dainty Swirl, LD Bohemian Filigree, LD Honeydukes, LDJ Christmas Troll, DB Trees, DB Floridity, DB Frilly Frames, DB Animal Occasion, DB Roman Philosophy, LD Garbo, DB Flornaments, DB Post Master, LD Daffy, LDJ Flirt, DB Flower Power, LD Absurd, DB Fancy Flourishes, LDJ Exhibit, LDJ Crafty (2007), LD Lamestain, DB Borders Birthday, DB Journal Doodles, LD Dirty Drusillus, LD Unconventional, DB Circles-Frilly, DB Foliage, LD Kung Pow, LDJ Jill Bird, DB Spring Fling, LD Goober, DB Artsy, DB Girly Flowers, DB Girly Girl, DB Journaling Boxes, DB Falalalala Doodle, LD Rock Hero, LDJ Yuletide, LD Count Fontula, LD Hang Ten, LD Horror Movie, DB Bridal Doodles, DB Floragraphy, LDJ Silly Sister, LDJ Jillk And Cookies, DB Birthday Cheer, LDI Fancy Folk, LD Imagine That, TXT Bethlehem, LD Distorted Drusillus, LD Romeo, LD Ugly Duckling, DB Beach Doodles, DB Easter Bunny, DB Smartypants, LD Christmas Ale, LD Shmutz, LDJ Eccentric, LD Cottage, LD Roman Sketch, LD Flutter, LD Generation X, LDJ Whimsey, LDJ Bash, LDJ Hen Hand, LD Roman Engraving, LDJ Scribble Scriptish, DB Fleuries, DB Pit Stop, DB Post Stamp, LDJ Distressed Yuletide, LDJ Jillegible, LDJ Cool Play, LD Demure, LDJ Caper, LD Poco, LD Softy, LD This Way, DB Easter Fun Doodles, DB Family Tree, DB Fright Night, DB Frilly Paisley, DB Just For U, DB Wedding Book, LD Scary, LD Appliqué, LDJ Forever Friends, LD Castle, LDJ Jill Scratch, LD Puck, LD Chaver, DB Bugs, DB Doodledeedoo, DB Frilly Words, DB Girly Soccer, DB Once Upon A Time, DB Spooky Doodles, DB Vintage Halloween, DB 'Tis The Season Modern, DB 'Tis The Season Words, DB Buggy Christmas, DB Christmas Doodles, DB Christmas Fun Doodles, DB Circles -, DB Circles - Christmas, DB Snowflakes, LD Hoot. Additions in 2009: TXT Fat Hatch, TXT Santa Font, LD Deck The Halls, LD Heather, LD Astoria, LDJ Doodaddles, TXT Brush Script, LD Elementary, LDJ Jingleberry, LDJ Knick Knack, LDJ Sneezes, LDJ Snow Doodles, TXT Annesia, TXT Groovy Smooth, TXT Hoopla, LD Let It Snow, LDJ Ho Ho Snow, TXT Altius, TXT HunkaSpunk, TXT Jubulation, TXT Monkeyshine, TXT Long Hand, LD Painters Hand, TXT Soda Shoppe, TXT Stonewashed, TXT Antique Italic, LD Wait, LD Soccer Mom, LDJ Sweet Potatoes, Scrap Caps, TXT Romanesque, Scrap casual, TXT Scribbletti, TXT Sloppy Script, LDJ Billy Bob, LDJ Cool Cat, LD Wedding, TXT Menu Item, LD Red Hatters Hand, Scrap Twiggy, LD Lanky, TXT Modern Mom, TXT Nuptials, TXT Delicate Script, LDJ Fadoodle, LD Kiss The Cook, LD Kooky, LD Old Country, LD Remington Portable, LD Underwood 5 (old typewriter), TXT Personality, TXT Jersey, LD Wanted (Far West), LDJ Dear Santa, TXT Monique, TXT Old English (blackletter), LD Christmas Carol (blackletter), LDJ Cooligraphy, LDJ Elf writing, LDJ Friend Font, LD Harry, Scrap Brother, LDJ Squirrel Tracks, TXT Tough Love, TXT Small World, TXT Stitched, LDJ Elf Note, LD Engraved, Scrap Sloppy, LD Sidewalk Chalk, LDJ Story Stamp, LDJ Tickled Tourist, LD Little Buggy (2008), LD Platform Soul (2011), PN Finnegan Fine (2017), LD Laundry Night (2018).
The list of typefaces at Creative Fabrica at the end of 2018: Abomination, Americana Preserves, Aphrodisiac, Apple Crisp, Arachno Horror, Bane Existence, Batabulous, Beddie Bye, Belly Laughs, Bigshot Jitter, Blackbird Pie, Bomb Diggity, Boogieman, Bough Breaks, Bounce Print, Brainpop, Bread and Sugar, Build Me Up, Bunny Hop, Buttermilk, Canoodling, Carbohydrate, Catawampus, Chocolate Candies, Cilantro Leaf, Clacker Jax, Cookie King, Cranky, Cupcake Face, Destination Wedding, Deutschland, Doohickey, Dream Catcher, Earthlings Obey, Eat Your Vegetables, Enthusiasm Serif, Evil Olivia, Farmhouse, Fidgety, Finnegan, Finnegan Fine, Firefly, Frankenfont, Frapple, Gelato, Ghostwriter, Gingerbread Cake, Gladstick Thick, Gooey Gumdrops, Gooey Gumdrops Gorey, Gooey Gumdrops Script, Goose Pimples, Graham Cracking, Grumble, Half Baked, Halloween Bean, Halloween Elegance, Happy Haunted Holidays, Hatch It Inline, Hatch-it-all, Housewife, Hummingbird, Hustle Time, Imaginary Cherry Juice, Incandescent Bulb, Invitation Only, Jack Sprat, Jelly Doughnut, Just Hatched, Kick the Can Serif, Kicks and Giggles, LD Lost and Found, Ladyfinger, Laundry Night, Long Island, Long Island Independence, Lucky Star, Mabel Rose, Macaroni Salad, Magenta, Magnolia, Maunaloa, Megabite, Megajoule, Migelson, Millionaire Bachelor, Millionaire Bleeds, Mingle, Monkey Potluck, Moshing, Mother May I, Mousetrap, Mr. Brown Goes To Town, Necrophobia, Nether Lights, Newfangled, Night Fox, Nightliter, Oh My Gourd, Oogety Hand, PN Alphabet Soup, PN Banana Split, PN Banana Split Script, PN Breakfast Burrito, PN Juneberry, PN Neighborhood, PN Octopus Socks, PN Phat Script Sheen Duo, PN Shenanigan, PN Ski-Doozy and Ski-Dazy Font Duo, PN South Carolina, PN Epoisses de Bourgogne, Peach Mango, Peach Preserves, Peanut Butter and Honey, Peppermint, Playmate, Popsicle Dream, Positively, Pumpkin Patch, Pumpkin Pie, Radioactive, Radioactive Decay, Ragamuffin, Razzle Berry, Rejuvenation, Saddlesore, Said No One, Sand and Sea Drool, Saturday Duo, Say What, Scamper, Seagully, Sharky Pants, Sharkypants Pow, Shoofly, Shugarpie Honeybunch, Singleton, Smarty Pants, Spicy Margarita, Spiegel, Spine Chilling, Spooksville, Spotlight, Stars & Swirls Monogram Banner, Stinkbug, Storybrooke, Storybrooke Script, Sugar Britches, Sugar Cookie, Sugar Rush, Sugarcane, Sundance, Supercilious, Superlunacy, Sweater Weather Serif, Sweeter Dreams, Sweetie Face, The Dead Walk, Threadcount, Thurday's Child, Toastie, Tomatoes, Tombstone, Triassic Dinosaurs, Type Right, Unfortunate News Ooze, Unicorn Script Jitter, Whisk It, Yahoolagism, Yoga Master, ZP Beastly Gorgioso, ZP Bookaholic, ZP Frozen Lemonade, ZP Glue Stick, ZP Jack and Diane, ZP Jack and the Beanstalk, ZP Prehistoric Age, ZP Raisin Cookie, ZP Schnugguns, ZP Seaside, Zucchini Bread, Zweetie Curliecue.
Typefaces from 2019: DB Lucky Sunshine.
Graphic designer who runs De Haan Art in Salt Lake City, UT. She created the all caps Floral Alphabet in 2013.
Artist in Salt Lake City. FontStructor who specializes in geometric pattern alphabets such as Cloaked Humanity (2010) and the blackletter version of it, Fraktured Humanity (2010, based on drawings from Albrecht Durer's De Symmetria). Other typefaces from 2010: Super Elevated, Shock, Elevated Humanity. [Google] [More] ⦿
Karen Foster Design
Karen Foster's fonts are sold through LetteringDelights.com at 2USD a piece. Home page of this Farmington, Utah-based designer. Fonts include KFBlossom, KFBugs, KFCalico, KFCandle, KFCarnival, KFPizazz, KFTeddy, KFZiggle, KFDoodleDots, KFHelium, KFKaren, KFLumpy, KFPenPals, KFPuff, KFSpritz, KFTwirl, KFZoo. Klingspor link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Talented art director in Salt Lake City, UT. Kevin earned a BFA in Graphic Design from Brigham Young University in 2008. He has worked with clients such as M&RL, Neenah Paper, Fetcham Park (UK), Harvard University, Princeton University, Phillips Exeter Academy and Cottonhouse Hotel (Barcelona). In 2016, he designed the art deco typeface Tom's Town, and wrote: Tom's Town Distilling Co. is downtown Kansas City's first legal distillery since Prohibition. Drawing inspiration from the country's most polarizing and corrupt political boss, Tom Pendergast, Tom's Town brings to life the glamorous magnetism of the Gatsby-era. Rooted in a deco optimism, Kansas City flouted Prohibition under the Pendergast machine. Today as Kansas City experiences its second cultural rebirth, the people are still thirsty. Welcome to Tom's Town, where free spirits reign. KCS created a comprehension branding identity system including a proprietary font, designed exclusively for Tom's Town. His typefaces are available from Typeverything.
In 2014, he designed the art deco typeface Fitzroy Display for the Fitzroy Condos in New York (with Andrei Robu).
In 2018, he published Vance Serif (co-designed with Andrei Robu) and wrote: Vance Serif began as a proprietary typeface for Clayton Vance Architecture. Inspired by classical Roman architecture and proportions, Vance burgeoned from geometric angles and slants to decorative swashes and serifs to give life and nuance; architecture vivified by the human persona. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kyle Wayne Benson
Logo, lettering and design company Lomax Design (Layton, UT) is run by Jefferson Lomax, who studied at the University of Utah. He designed Tanto (2013, a boxy futuristic sans) and Maximo (2004, a sans face).
London's Letters (was: Kitten's Korner)
London Stokes is a Utah-based designer who made mostly alpha dings. First her pages were called Kitten's Korner, and now they are just London's Letters. A partial font list: Birthday-Balloons, Conradasaur, Cat-Treats, Conrad's-Cows, Christmas-Cardinals, Cuddle-Cats, David's-Ducks, Hound-Dog, Jeremy's-Rigging, LondonBugs, Merry-Go-Round, PokeDex, Ringling-Brothers, Rykers-Pram, Stalking-Kitten, Tin-Soldiers, Toy-Soldier, Ty-Babies, Under-An-Acacia-Tree, Baby Egg, Helpful Hunnybee, Irish Beer, Pill Toad, Pokemon Master, SunshineMoonshine, Christmas Lights, LMS-HeroesAmongTheAshes, LMS-Beach-Wedding, LMS-Beautiful-Butterfly, LMS-Boyton-Alphabet, LMS-Calla-Lily, LMS-Darren's-Delight, LMS-Darren's-Diversion, LMS-Loves-Me, LMS-Tulips, Utah Welcomes The Olympics, LMS-Becca's-Wedding, LMS-Hogle-Zoo-Flutterbys, LMS-Inside-My-Claddah, LMS-Kat's-Cat, LMS-Lazy-Dayz, LMS-Oh-Canada, LMS-Rose, LMS-She-Shells, LMS-Summer-Camp-Love, LMS-Sunflowers-for-Jodie, LMS-Traci's-High-Flying-Hubby, LMS-A-Berry-Nice-Baby, LMS-Back-To-School, LMS-Bed-of-Ivy-and-Ribbons, LMS-Bloodsucker-Proxy, LMS-Comedy-of-Tragedies, LMS-Coral-Colt, LMS-Costume-Party, LMS-Friendly-Skys, LMS-God-Save-The-Queen (on the theme of the union jack), LMS-Hippy-Chick (flower power typeface), LMS-I-Wanna-Be-A-Superhero, LMS-Lights,-Camera,-Action, LMS-New-Cheerleader, LMS-Pumpkin-Pal, LMS-School-Spirit, LMS-The-Sorcerer's-Font, LMS-We-Love-To-Fly, Candle Lit, Collections Specialist, Daisy Days, Deck The Font, Everlasting, Festival of Lights, He Filled Both Stockings, Holly Jolly Christmas, Jazz Fan, Jolly Holiday, Let It Snow, Tropical Island Dream, Saint Nick, Snail Mail, You Better Watch Out, You've Got Mail, LMS-Just-A-Little-Pacers-Fan, LMS-Peppermint-Twist, LMS-Survive-Africa, LMS-Survive-The-Island, LMS-Survive-The-Outback, LMS-You-Are-My-Sunshine, LMSTyBears, Canadian Olympic Spirit, Charismatic Care Bears, Picnic Parade, Spring Lily, We're the chipmunks, By The Power of Grayskull, Pretty Baby Pony, Pretty Pony, Zoorific, LMS Zoo and aquarium Life, LMS-A-Berry-Nice-Baby, LMS-A-Berry-Nice-Font, LMS-A-Berry-Nice-Girl, LMSASnailsPace, LMSAliciasHorses, LMS-America-LSF, LMS-Anniversary-Dinner, LMS-Baby-Egg, LMSBabyHaydensShoes, LMS-Back-To-School, LMS-Beach-Wedding, LMS-Beautiful-Butterfly, LMS-Becca's-Wedding, LMS-Bed-of-Ivy-and-Ribbons, LMSBettyandVeronica (two women posing), LMSBeyondInfinity, LMSBirdWatching, LMS-Birthday-Balloons, LMSPebblesandBamBam, LMSScoobyDoo, LMSScrapPaper, LMSTheTruthIsOutThere, MS Circus Bugs, LMS Cut It Out, LMS Monday Night Football, LMS Paper Work, LMS Pigglet's Prize, LMS Rugrats Need Love Too, LMS Bloody Brujah (Treefrog-lookalike).
Lulu Ink Designs
M U R
MUR is a design collective with backgrounds and formal education that include fine art, graffiti, graphic design, web design, illustration, and architecture. They offer some commercial typefaces va MyFonts. M U R is located in Portland, OR. Type designers include Julia Moore, Richard Moore, and Ian Williams. Richard Moore (b. Ogden, UT, 1977) runs m u r Font Foundry, and made the children's handwriting font First Grade (2008) and the graffiti fonts REPTILE (2008) and DEJA SADK (2008). Myfonts link. m u r also sells the children's font Wee Ian (2008) by Ian Williams. Other fonts include Julia Spiky (2011, a spindly children's hand), Kids Crayon (2010), Graffiti Drips (2009), Blockbuster (2008, broken concrete slkab look), Putty Peeps (2008, letters shaped as putty-shaped people), Murmur (2011), Skinny Walrus (2013), Old School Tattoo (2013), Rich Handwriting (2013), and Top Heavy (2008). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
American software developer in Ogden, UT, associated with Intellect Laboratories. Designer of the graffiti style fonts Ethikal (2003), Ethix (2003), OrchaphobeNormal (2003) and MaliciousOne (2003). Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies at Utah Valley University, West Jordan, UT-based Michael Turney designed the slab serif display typeface Maui (2016) and the monoline sans display typeface Cobra (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Provo and Orem, UT-based creator of Marsh (2015, hand-drawn brush font), Escher (2014, a 3d wireframe font unrelated to Escher's optical illusions), Palacio (2013), Mathematical (2013, a free clean sans family), Mathematical Font (2013: inspired by the typeface used in the Adventure Time DVD packaging), the slab serif typeface Chelsea (2012) and the hand-printed Rubbish (2012).
Typefaces from 2015: Marsh (a dry brush font), Hyacinth (a brush font).
On the origin of Deseret: "The Deseret Alphabet was devised as an alternative to the Latin alphabet for writing the English language. It was developed during the 1850s at the University of Deseret, now the University of Utah, and was promoted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the "Mormon" or LDS Church, under Church President Brigham Young (1801-1877). The name Deseret is taken from a word in the Book of Mormon and means "honeybee". It reflects the LDS use of the beehive as a symbol of cooperative industry. Brigham Young's secretary, George D. Watt, was among the designers of the Deseret Alphabet and is thought to have used the Pitman English Phonotypic Alphabet of 1847 as the model. The LDS Church commissioned two typefaces and published four books using the Deseret Alphabet. The Church-owned Deseret News also published passages of scripture using the alphabet on occasion. In addition, some historical records, diaries, and other materials were handwritten using this script, and it had limited use on coins and signs. There is also one tombstone in Cedar City, Utah, written in the Deseret Alphabet. However, the alphabet failed to gain wide acceptance and was not actively promoted after 1869. Today, the Deseret Alphabet remains of interest primarily to historians and hobbyists." This page at Omniglot has a copy of the glyphs, and some links to fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Commercial fonts from Orem, Utah-based CreatingKeepsakes on their "Best of Creative Lettering" CDs include CKAnythingGoes, CKBabyBottle, CKCalligraphy, CKCandyCorn, CKChristmasMemories, CKExpedition, CKFillIn, CKFrosting, CKGrapevine, CKPrint, CKRubberPencil, CKScript, CKSnow, CKSpringtime, CKWildnCrazy, CKBella, CKBlockRose, CKBubbles, CKCelebration, CKColumn, CKGrandstand, CKMystery, CKOrnament, CKPenman, CKPopsicle, CKPumpkin, CKShadowedBlock, CKSingleSerif, CKSugarCookie, CKSweetDreams, CKTrellis, CKWavey. [Google] [More] ⦿
A graphic designer from American Fork, UT, now based in Portland, OR. Creator in 2008 of an Escher-inspired optical illusion font called Implausible. This typeface won an award at the Communication Arts Annual in 2011. Discussion by the Typophiles.
Utah-based designer of the brush script typefaces Peter (2016), Nancy (2016) and Corey (2016).
In 2017, she designed Rosemary, Spanish Moss, Think (ransom note type), Swirly Gig (a glorious exuberant party font), Versaille, Serene (thick brush script), Sketchbook, Outside In, Swell, Sol Man, Miso Happy, SackOPotatoes, Marsh Mellow, Jaya Bean, Heffe (grungy ransom note font), Lulu, Bit o Honey, Natalia, Clean and Clear (a great art movie font), Bon Appetit, Decor, Gwena, Arugula, Rachel, Gilbert, Colette, Baikal, JayBird, Irian and Arizona. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer and illustrator in Midway, UT, who studied at BYU. He created Benmont (2007, a quirky sans), Daisy Rae (2018: a thin script), Dots of Fun (2019), and Chunky Town (2019: rounded and plumpish). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic design student at Brigham Young University. He FontStructed mainly pixel and octagonal typefaces, all in 2011: Clair Regular Monospace, Commodore Neue, Clean Code, Clair Light, Commodore Tall, Nokia Text. [Google] [More] ⦿
Spring Break Jake
Salt Lake City, UT-based designer of the wavy typeface Spring Break (2017).
Aka Stewf. Creator of the Mac version of "Monica", Andy Crewdson's digitization of Monica Lewinsky's handwriting (in notes she wrote for Bill Clinton). He also made Eerostyle (2008) with FontStruct, a parody of Eurostyle. Other fonts there include Pebble Soft, Pebble, Morricone (Far West spoof), Leaflet Gap (kitchen tile), Varsity (athletic lettering), MinimalBloc Gap (kitchen tile), WPA Gothic and WPA Gothic Deco (poster typefaces inspired by posters produced in the 1930s by FDR's WPA (Works Progress Administration) such as this one; similar poster types would include Futura Display, Tourist Gothic, FF Moderne Gothics, Refrigerator, and MVB Solano Gothic), Leaflet Wide Stem, Leaflet Stem and Leaflet. Links to his fonts there: eerostyle, leaflet, leaflet_gap, minimalbloc_gap, morricone, pebble_1, pebble_soft, varsity.
Stephen was a Utah-based graphic designer who used to design layouts for the USLC Chronicle. A typeface identifier with an encyclopedic mind, he runs the successful and lively type blog Typographica with Joshua Lurie-Terrell, Matthew Bardram and Patric King. He was Type Director at FontShop San Francisco from 2004-2010. Stephen is now a writer and typographic consultant, doing work for a variety of foundries and design studios.
Author of The Anatomy of Type: A Graphic Guide to 100 Typefaces (2012, Harper Design) and The Geometry of Type: The Anatomy of 100 Essential Typefaces (2013, Thames & Hudson, UK). Amazon link.
Seth Taylor, or Eli Kirk, or Stotion, or Set Taylor, who is based in Provo, Utah, created Stendo (2013-2014: +Advanced, +Extended, +Sans Curve) and Atrek (2014, +Heavy, +Inline, +Cutline). Stendo Sans Curvei is a modestly curved monoline sans typeface.
In 2014, he set up the commercial foundry Stypeface.
Think Make Design
Designer of hand-crafted typefaces who is based in Salt Lake City, UT, and/or Bend, OR. In 2018, she created California Sunshine, Dark Seas, Vaska, Late Night (dry brush), Lodge Script (monoline script), Board & Batton, Meadowlark Script, Party Time, Quickly, Dazey Display, American Traditional (a spurred tattoo font), Caribbean Limbo (a tiki font), Galley, Mauna Loa, Witchy, Zion, Hoagie Brush, Denali.
Professor at Brigham Young University (Utah), who has a beautiful set of course notes on-line for his graduate course on Computer-Aided Geometric Design. It has virtually everything one needs to know about Bezier curves (chapter 2), and deals with PostScript, rational Bezier curves (with which one can make perfect circles), B-splines, and advanced material. [Google] [More] ⦿
Now Tiffany Wardle de Sousa. She obtained a Bachelors of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design from Brigham Young University, worked in magazine design in New York City, and returned to her native Utah to teach as an adjunct professor in Graphic Design at BYU while based in Pleasant Grove, UT. At Reading (UK), she obtained a Master of Arts in the Theory and History of Typography and Graphic Communication. Presently, she is based in San Jose, CA. She manages a great web page on type books and is involved in many typographic projects: Interrobang (A SOTA Publication), Indie Fonts III (a type book), TypeCulture (another type book), the Society of Typographic Aficionados (as a board member), the Association Typographique Internationale, Typophile (as a moderator).
She designed a Bauhaus-style rounded font not available for public consumption. She also made the gorgeous font Affiché (2002), which is inspired by turn-of-the-century posters of Charles Loupot. [Google] [More] ⦿
Treich Art & Design
Utah-based designer of these hand-crafted typefaces in 2016: Etric (a mathematically precise compass-and-ruler typeface), Goats Gruff, It's A Boy (bold sans), Bean Pillow (rounded hand-crafted sans), Or Something, Dear Theo, Dear Santa (children's handwriting), Don't Sit on Me, Bendy Goose, Slow Pony.
Graphic designer in Salt Lake City who created a ransom note font called Bohemian Poster Font (2012).
Graduate from the BFA program at the University of Utah in 2012. He lives in Salt Lake City. Designer of the counterless geometric typeface Die Blaster (2012).
Typecaste Foundry & Design
American type designer, b. 1980, Utah. Designer of the free itchy sans typeface TC Daphne (2008) and the playful display typeface Nika (2011). Arlo Vance has a BFA in Graphic Design from Brigham Young University. Since June of 2007 he has been working as a designer with Hint Creative in Salt Lake City, UT. He founded Typecaste, and is presently located in Charleston, SC. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Very Cool Studio
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. Some time later, he moved to Oakland, CA and set up Very Cool Studio.
Creator in 2013 of Benson Script (with three contrast levels, from didone to monoline), the octagonal angular typefaces 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: Jeames (a high-contrast decorative typeface with vintage serifs), Maritime Champion, Maritime Champion Stencil, 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).
Typefaces from 2015: Qualtrics.
Typefaces from 2018: Gooper (a take on Cooper Black; at Future Fonts).