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McGill University
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Alex Jacque

Alex Jacque (b. 1986, Virginia) is a designer and developer based in Baltimore, MD. He studied at the University of Michigan School of Art&Design and was locatedat that time in Ann Arbour, MI.

Creator of Teip (2014, a multiline layerable all caps typeface), Pila (2014, techno stencil), Handu (2012, hand-drawn sans-serif inspired by the hand-painted type and signage on the streets of Kolkata, India), Atrium (2012, a squarish sans family based on the pen art of W.E. Dennis), Saugatuck (2011, grunge) and Sello (2011, a unicase hand-drawn, geometric sans-serif with a touch of retro).

Behance link. Klingspor link. MyFonts foundry link. Home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Allison Bosworth

Alexandria, VA-based creator of the 3d typeface Mondo Condo (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alua Barzhaxynova

Alua designed the curly typeface Verdure (2013) while studying in Fairfax, VA. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Haynes

During his studies in Leesburg, VA, Andrew Haynes designed a typeface called Hayslab No. 97S (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Another Limited Rebellion
[Noah Scalin]

Richmond, VA-based graphic design studio, founded by Noah Scalin, a graduate of the NYU Tisch School of The Arts and a lifelong activist. One of its designer is Kristin Murray. Blog. Free fonts based on skulls: Skullphabet1 (2007), Skullphabet2 (2008).

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

Aric Burkert

Lynchburg, VA-based designer of Thinny (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Armageddon
[Michael Jones]

Michael Jones (aka Armageddon) is an American designer (b. 1971) who lives in Alexandria, VA. Home page. Creator of the free fonts AD Blackmini 10 (2005) and AD Emjay Lowercase (SanSerif 10, Serif 10 and Black 10) (2005), four pixel fonts all made with Bitfontmaker. [Google] [More]  ⦿

August Dietz

Letterer and Intertype director of typography from Richmond, VA. Credited with the face Dietz Text, which is also attributed in places to Oswald Cooper. August Dietz patented a blackletter with two incised white lines for Barnhart Brothers&Spindler as Design 79792 on November 5, 1929. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brandon Hunter

Print and web designer in Lynchburg, VA (b. 1986) of Obelisque (2009, handwriting font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Breauhare Fonts
[Harry Warren]

Foundry created in 2006 by Virginia Beach, VA-based Harry Warren (b. 1961, Cape Charles). Digitization of the typefaces by Bob Alonso (of BA Graphics).

MyFonts sells Cooper Goodtime (2007, inspired by the lettering used on the CBS-TV variety series The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (1969-1972)), Happy Trails (2007, based on the lettering (all upper case) that was used on most Trailways buses from 1936 through the very early 1960s), Jesus Saves (2008), Jesus Heals (2010), Neon Bugler (2008, a neon-light or paperclip font; digital help by John Bomparte; +Neon Bugler Squared), Future Bugler (2008), Future Bugler Upright (2010), Handmade Bugler (2009, digitized by John Bomparte), Southern Nights (2009, disconnected script), Scan (2010, a barcode-themed font), My Left Hand (2011), Minnesota Plaid (2011, a gaspipe family digitized by John Bomparte), Bauhaus Bugler (2013, digitized by John Bomparte: monoline Bauhaus style sans; compare with Qero Nite), Fast Food (2014) and Dime Store (2007).

Klingspor link.

Showcase of Harry Warren's typefaces at MyFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Brendan Ginsburg

Richmond, VA-based designer of Databent Type (2013), an experimental set of typefaces that makes your eyes hurt. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bret Mueller

Graphic designer in Arlington, VA, who has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from George Mason University. Creator of the tall school project typeface Longboard (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brian Bjorkman

Graphic designer Brian Bjorkman (Richmond, VA) created Conectatype (2010), a connected typeface that was influenced by pixels, mazes, Islamic calligraphy and cuneiform. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brianna Knowles

Graphic designer in Woodbridge, VA. Her typeface Alice (2013) is inspired by Alice in Wonderland. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brooke Jarman

Brooke Jarman (Lynchburg, VA) created the modular typeface Boxed (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Camille Hontiveros

Based in Ashburn, VA, Camille Hontiveros designed the lettering for a Moombahton Madness poster in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Caroline Doss

Blacksburg, VA-based designer of an inky typeface inspired by Abott Miller's Drip series (2014). This typeface was finished during her studies at Virginia Tech. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cassie Vitale

During her graphic design studies in Lynchburg, VA, Cassie Vitale designed Hi Rise (2013, display sans). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cesley Musngi

Senior at VCUArts working towards a B.F.A. in Graphic Design. Richmond, VA-based creator of the casual hand-printed face Murakami (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chemfont

Chemical symbols font for PCs by J. Eric Slone (Alexandria, VA). Freeware only from Bio-Rad/Sadtler. "Chemfont is a Windows font package that simplifies the entry of chemical equations. The font includes all upper and lower case Greek characters, superscripts, subscripts, many chemistry-specific symbols like reaction arrows; and of course, the Roman typeface for normal typing. Chemfont comes in two styles: serif, which is like Times New Roman, and sans-serif, which is like Arial." [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chris E. Lozos
[Dezcom Typefaces]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Chris Rogers

Christopher Rogers is a multidisciplinary designer in New York. After working for three years as a sign maker in Virginia, Chris moved to New York, attending SVA for Graphic Design, studying in the area of graphic identity, information design, illustration, packaging, and book design. Chris Rogers made the sans face Indicator in 2010 for Best Made. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christian Max Hancock
[Diphthong Type Foundry]

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Christian Short

During his studies in Lynchburg, VA, Christian Short created the free art deco caps only typeface Contact High (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christopher McMachen

Graphic designer in McLean, VA. Creator of Blade (2013), a proprietary hexagonal typeface designed for AFTA shaving products. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chuck Green
[Page Plane]

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Chuck Green
[Type Palettes]

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Cindy Thomason
[Journey's End]

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Cottage Graphics
[David Rood]

David Rood is the Harrisonburg, VA-based designer of BluePrint in 1992, a Tekton lookalike, and Rood Caps. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dan Schechner

Designer from Richmond, VA (aka fontcollector) on whom I bestow the title King of octagonal typefaces. Dafont link.

  • He used FontStruct in 2008 to create the ultra fat octagonal faces ShortFatStrangerMono and TallDarkStrangerMono after his Bank Gothic-themed series called EZMonoA through EZMonoG. Other creations: MaxiFiveMono, MaxiFiveTallMono, MaxiFiveTooTallMono, CurvedFiveMono, SkinnyMinnieMono (think skinny and octagonal), KaleidoscopeMono (dingbats), NervosaMono (thin, angular and jittery). CourieresqueMono, HeavyMono, SuperHeavyMono, SkinnierMinnierMono, SkinniestMinniestMono, DiamondsMono, LucDevroyeMono1 and LucDevroyeMono1 (based on my own Yonkaku fonts), PortraitMono (each character on an easel), PortraitText Mono, RollingStockInverseMono (characters on wheels), OctagonoMonoA, OctagonoMonoB, AmazonoMono (a macho octagonal face), BlackboardTallMono (white on black), ScoreBoardInverseMono, VarionoMono, TeflonoMono, SymmetronoMono (geometric patterns), VerticalSlatsMono, VerticalSlatsTallMono, BlackboardMono, BlackboardTallMono, SteepFifteenStretchMono, SteepFifteenSuperStretchMono, SteepFifteenMono, RockSolidMono, RockSolidStretchMono, RockSolidSuperStretchMono, YugoFiveUltraTallMono, KitchenTilesMono, PrimoMono, OctagonoMonoC (+Tall, +ExtraBold), LotsaDotsMono, OvaltinoMono, OctagonoPropC (+Tall).
  • Fonts made in 2009: Bevel's Advocate Mono, Mammoth Mono, NovaMono (+Inverse), OctoMono, PortraitMono, GravitonoMono, PortraitTextSteepMono, XLMono, XLProportional, ScallopiniMonoInverse, BrickbatsMono (dingbats), IconoMono (white on black dings), KaleidoscopeMono, DiamondsMono, ShortFatStrangerMono, QuattroMono (+SC), OvaltinoMono, GargantuaMono, EdgeMono, FacetedSuperFiveStretchMono, MegaloMonoGrande, OctagonoMonoExtraBold (+SuperSteep), MegaloMono, KitchenTilesMono (#1, #2, #3), PrimoMonoTall, StereophoneMono (+Inverse), GrecoRomanoMono (+Ultimo), FacetedFiveMono, YugoFiveMono, TopsyCurvy, DiamondLinkMono, RunningOnEmpty.
  • Fonts made in 2010-2011: BAP Solid (sturdy octagonal typeface), XLMonoAlt, XLProportionalAlt, Octagonico (octagonal inline face; +Dark), White Elephant 3 (2011, a 3d shadow face), White Rhino (outlined athletic lettering, Black Rhino), Albino Rhino (2011, black on white), Striped Rhino (2011), Curvilino (ultra-condensed), Rondino (2011, similar), BAPSolid (2011, octagonal).
  • Fonts from 2012: BAP Outline, Big Hairline (octagonal hairline caps face).
  • Fonts from 2013: Rondino Junior, Legibus Rex Mono (octagonal), Little Black Font (octagonal), Legibus Maximus (octagonal), Bevel's Advocate Proportional (prismatic typeface).
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Daniel Redfern

Blue G or Blue Gangsta is an all-caps typeface created by Daniel Redfern (Virginia) in 2012. It consists of dice assembled in the shape of letters. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Rood
[Cottage Graphics]

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Deanna Hodge

During her studies at Lynchburg University, Deana Hodge created a grungy caps typeface called Salvage (2013), which was based on an exhibition in Copenhagen called Skrald (Trash). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Derek Munn

Brooklyn, NY-based graphic designer, who also claims Norfolk, VA, as his home. He deconstructed a hairdryer---its pieces made up the glyphs of Split Ends (2011). About Silverback (2011), he says: Using the economical downturn of 2008 as a point of inspiration, I created a font that captured historical monetary references and personal feelings toward Wall Street. I studied old stock certificates and began to simplify the forms. Keeping the design cold and intimidating, I included nods to razor blades and the illuminati.

He made the copperplate-look typeface Thick Block (2012) for the upstart Brooklyn restaurant The Brooklyn Sandwich Society.

Still in 2012, he combined the copperplate and Western signage styles in his Applewine typeface.

In 2013, he created the Venetian typeface Stonewall Roman. He will extend this elegant and promising typeface to a full-fledged family in 2014.

Ragehaus is the web presence of Derek and his wife Kim.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Design, Typography and Graphics On-line Magazine

The official publication of The Design&Publishing Center. Subscription required. Showker Graphic Arts, 15 SouthGate, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, USA. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dezcom Typefaces
[Chris E. Lozos]

Chris Lozos (aka Dezcom and Dezcom Typefaces) is a Washington, DC-based (well, now Falls Church, VA-based) graphic designer and Vietnam veteran, b. 1944, Pittsburgh, PA. He studied Design at Carnegie Mellon University where he earned a BFA in Graphic Design (1966). While at CMU, he studied with calligraphers Arnold Bank and Howard Glasser, who both brought out the love of historic letter-forms and learned to set hot metal type in the Laboratory Press established there by Jack Stauffacher. Chris also was influenced by guest professors Hermann Zapf, Rudy DeHarek, Martin Krampen and Gui Bonnsieppe (of the HfG Ulm). He attended Graduate School in Visual Communication Design at the Ohio State University from 1972 through 1974.

His typefaces:

Flickr page. . [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Diana Alisandra Stoen

Born in Richmond, VA, in 1976. Cocreator of TX Signal Simplifier (2002, Typebox), a hilarious information design dingbat face. MyFonts writes: Eight designers present a set of icons that indicate the fun and fantastic world of signage. Each collaborator's solution represents a completely different interpretations on signage vernacular. The designers are Erik Adigard, Cynthia Jacquette, Akira Kobayashi, Michael Kohnke, Patricia McShane, Joachim Müller-Lancé, Jean-Benoît Lévy, Kevin Roberson, Diana Alisandra Stoen. Codesigner of H-AND-S (2006, AND) with Jean-Benoît Lévy, Sylvestre Lucia, Mike Kohnke and Joachim Müller-Lancé. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Digitek

Baha Yaaqob or Taoufiq: 7631 Leesburg Pike, Suite B, Falls Church, VA 22043-2520, USA. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diphthong Type Foundry
[Christian Max Hancock]

Max Hancock lives in the Washington D.C. area. He is the designer (b. 1972) of the lovely organic font Diphthong (2002). He worked at Diphthong in Singapore.

After Diphthong was designed, he was hired to design custom, branded font designs for the companies Dome Capital and Top News.

In 2011, Max founded the Diphthong Type Foundry in Fairfax Station, VA, where he currently works on a variety of type projects. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

DT&G Typography
[Freddy Showker]

Type News site run by Freddy Showker. The Design&Publishing Center is owned by Showker Graphic Arts&Design, Harrisonburg, VA. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dunwich Type Founders
[James Walker Puckett]

Dunwich Type Founders (or: DTF) in New York City run by James Walker Puckett (b. 1978, Virginia), who graduated from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC. Blog. Behance link. Fontspring link. Type Library. Typefaces:

  • Armitage (2010). A grotesque sans family.
  • The squarish signpainting family Downturn (2009).
  • He is working on a (nice!) revival of Fry's Baskerville, which is based on a scan of types cut in 1768 by Isaac Moore.
  • Lorimer (2011) is a gothic sans serif that was inspired by 19th century inscriptions in the yard of New York's St. Mark's Church. Some weights are free. In 2011, this was followed by Lorimer No. 2 and Lorimer No. 2 Condensed. In 2012, there was an announcement that Lorimer was no longer being distributed.
  • New Constructivist Beta (2007).
  • Recovery (2008, TypeTrust). The grunge version of Recovery is Black Monday (2009, with Silas Dilworth): it has several glyphs for randomization.
  • The 1829 specimen book of Alonzo W. Kinsley's Franklin Letter Foundry led James Puckett to develop the splendid ornamental didone fat face Sybarite (2011), which comes in many optical weights.
  • The friendly superelliptical black poster face Gigalypse (2012).
  • Becker Gothics (2013). A revival of five typefaces from Ornamental Penmanship (1854, George Becker): Egyptian, Egyptian Rounded, Stencil, Tuscan and Concave. All have Western and wood type influences.
  • Ironstrike and Ironstrike Stencil (2014). Ironstrike pays homage to industrial and constructivist lettering.

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

Elizabeth Forbes

Richmond, VA-based designer of the fat octagonal typeface Asthma Attack (2013). This typeface was developed during her studies at VCU in Richmond. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elysia Berman

Art director living in Williamsburg, VA, who studied at the Pratt Institute and the School of Visual Arts in New York. Creator of the experimental typeface Incognita (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erik Jay Deleon

Art director in Richmond, VA, who created the fashion mag typeface Giorgioro (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eva Kamieniak

Eva Kamieniak Cassetta was a graphic and web designer in Richmond, VA, where she studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. She now lives in Pearl River, NY.

Her typefaces include Acoma (2010), which has a native American Indian look---it is based on the motifs and style of the Acoma Pueblo's traditional pottery. The type was applied as an identity system for the National Museum of the American Indian. She also made Lean (2010), a typeface made to illustrate a book on a fight between a whale and a squid.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Feven Amenu

Graphic designer in Virginia who runs Fevera Graphics. Creator of the techno barcode-simulation face Barcode (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontFreak
[Ole Larsen]

Big archive (over 3000 fonts, and at least 300 dingbats and over 1200 Mac fonts), with special dingbat category. List contains great-looking fonts. An exemplary page, with the designers clearly identified (with links), and easy fast downloads. Dingbat archive. Worth a very strong bookmark. The designer and boss is Richmond, VA-based Ole Larsen. Some original dingbat fonts as well, such as BatBats, BorderCorners, BorderCorners2, BugBats, Eagles, Florals1, Florals2, FlowerOrnaments, Hole In One, PensnPencils, Pirates1, Pirates2, Rothenburg-Decorative-Normal, SeasonsGreetings, WedDing, YeeHaw. The FontFreak links are also highly recommended. New fonts. Type designers. Dafont. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Freddy Showker
[DT&G Typography]

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Freehand Profit

Freehand Profit is a Los Angeles based artist who earned his name as a graffiti artist in DC and Northern Virginia. In 2005 he graduated Corcoran College of Art&Design with a BA in Fine Arts. Creator of the squarish face Westrider 2057 (2011), which was inspired by classic West Coast graffiti letter styles.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gabrielle Gaither
[Gab's Graphics]

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Gab's Graphics
[Gabrielle Gaither]

Gabrielle Gaither designs mainly dingbat fonts. She ran Gab's Graphics, then JustKissMe.com, and finally turned her shareware collection into a commercial collection at RAH Creative. She lives in Springfield, VA. Some of her fonts: BasicButton, BasicStars, Keagan (1998, handwriting), Renaissance Scrools. Shareware: Butterflips, Flakey, Kitchen Tile, Luv n kisses, Quilter's delight, Running in Circles (1998), Seperates, Sun n moon (1998), Whirlygigs, Scrollworks, To and from, Boxed in, Basicbutton, CompuPhont, Hooters, Jewelerskit1, SoenSquares, YouThere.

Commercial fonts: Geared Up, Interfacer (demo font here), Capsulated, Paisley, Bauble (I through IV), Jewelers Kit 1 through 4 (1999), Petey Rone, eShopper, Swish, To and from, Interfacer, Web Kit Dividers, Web Kit Buttons, Web Kit Menus, Web Kit Borders, Web Kit Backgrounds, Web Kit Bundle, Be My Guest (1998-1999), Spirograph.

Her web page. Dafont link. Klingspor link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Gary Godby

Sign designer. He made the Victorian signage font families Tyler (2003, inspired by a typeface by E.L. Brown from the late 1800's), Palmer, Brien (2003, inspired by the Clive Barker "Imajica" book cover by lettering artist Iskra Johnson), and Dixie at Letterhead. Tyler was inspired by E.L. Brown who taught penmanship and engrossing in the late 1800's. At SignDNA, he published the script typeface Monika. Letterhead had this bio: Gary Godby's career as a sign artist has spanned nearly 28 years. He has worked in commercial sign shops in Virginia and Florida. While in Florida he spent thirteen years at Disney's in-house sign shop. In 1995 he returned to his native Virginia to work for Graphic Services, Inc., a large commercial shop in Manassas. Graphic Services is a full service sign and display company that primarily works for builders and developers. The shop employs 42 people with Gary's primary role as designer. "When you're designing," Gary says, "you see a project go from concept to reality, and I get alot of gratification out of that."

Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gil Andrei

Graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He created a modular gridded grungy face called Trifecta (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Giselle Eastman

Born in 1983 in Arlington, VA, Giselle is a first year student of music composition at LSU in Baton Rouge, LA. She designed the Boston bull terrier dingbat font Boston Love (2006). Yet another home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Goddess Expressions
[Jennifer L. Myers]

Goddess Expressions is the typefoundry of Jennifer L. Myers in Rocky Mount, VA. She specializes in handwriting fonts: Brigantia (2012), Diana (2012), Persephone (2012). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Greg Eckler

Graphic and type designer and art director in Washington, DC, and Woodbridge, VA. He is a professor of communication design at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). Before that, he taught graphic design at George Mason University and at The Art Institute of Washington.

Creator of Skatekey (2012, hexagonal: free), Atreyu (2011, a blackletter face that is free at Lost Type), Swarm (2010, hexagonal modular face), Blackhaus (2009), a mix between Futura and Cloister Black (Morris Fuller Benton, 1904). He also made the pixelish face SWARM (2009), Tercio (2010, a pastiche slab-serif of wood&metal tendencies in his own words---fresh and different), and Camisado (2010, free humanist sans).

In 2013, he published the didone typeface family Forsyth.

Typefaces from 204: Barrelroom (art deco), Demolin (wedge serif), Heretique (bold bracketed serif), Xyst (modular condensed slab serif), Highpoint (extra-condensed sans), Pergola (rounded modular modern sans-serif), Unholy (spiked semi-serif inspired by metal music), Zero (geometric sans), Quartzous (video game pixel face), Aztlan (Aztec-look typeface), Ordo (condensed sans), Barbed, Covalent (dot matrix), Eschelon, Furious (chamfered), Sagebrush (Western), Vias (circuit font), Chambray (condensed sans), Grout, Manifold, Razor&Blade.

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

Hadeer Omar

Hadeer Omar has a BFA in Graphic Design from Virginia Commonwealth University. Behance link. She created the squarish Arabic typeface Lefeen (2010). It is unclear if this is the same as the design agency Elfekra in Alexandria, Egypt---they also show a squarish typeface called Lefeen. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Harry Warren
[Breauhare Fonts]

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Heidi Darling

During her studies in Lynchburg, VA, Heidi Darling created the hand-drawn typeface Darling (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Irene Carballo

Irene Carballo (Carballo Design, Fairfax, VA) created the ornamental caps typeface icTwigs (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

James Walker Puckett
[Dunwich Type Founders]

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Jamie Bourne

Jamie Bourne (Richmond, VA) created the tiled film font Saviors (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jasbir Singh

Jasbir Singh (Maboli Systems, Inc., P.O. Box 3629, Wise, VA 24293) made the Punjabi truetype typefaces AnandpurSahib Lippi and Jhelum Lippi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jason Kochis
[MetalHead]

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Jason Levesque

Jason Levesque (b. 1975) from Chesapeake, VA, created two free fonts: stuntcut (grunge), stuntgoth (blackletter outline). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jason Mannix
[Polygraph]

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Jen Grottle

During her studies at Savannah College of Art and Design, Jen Grottle (Fairfax, VA) created the delicate serif typeface Astrid (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jennifer L. Myers
[Goddess Expressions]

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Jesse Noel

Freelance designer in Culpeper, VA. Author of Just Your Type (2014, Jackson Publishing, Syracuse, NY). [Google] [More]  ⦿

John Kunda

John (Johnny) Kunda, a photographer and graphic designer in Lynchburg, VA, created the sans typeface Nevada in 2013 and the hipster typeface Tentmaker in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

John Mitchell

John Mitchell Design is located in Richmond, VA and Alexandria, VA.

Creator of the stencil face Cut-Out (2011) and of Elephant (2012), a typeface inspired by Rudyard Kipling.

Behance link. Another Behance link. John Mitchell design link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonathan Parrish

Midlothian, VA-based designer of the custom typeface Zephyr (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joseph Staleknight

Fairfax, VA-based creator (b. 1990) of the informally hand-printed font Rushil (2008). Alternate URL. Other fonts or font projects, dated 2008: Argaila (runes), Argaila Runic Expert XK, Argaila Titling, Argaila Standard, Argaila Astro Expert, Argaila Rune Expert, Argaila Greek, ANSI/Int'l., Danaii, Argaila (hand-printed). Schmiedehammer (bilined) followed in 2009. In 2010, he made Driehoek, a triangularly serifed font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Journey's End
[Cindy Thomason]

Based in Glen Allen, VA, Journey's End produced Grandhappy (2009, simple connected script), Leaf Filled and Leaf (2005, Cindy Thomason), an elegant hand-printed look face. Linden (2006) is a quaint countryside inn sign font. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Karina Kotval

Richmond, VA-based designer of the octagonal typeface Geodesick (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kelly Chilton

Illustrator and art director in Arlington, VA, who hails from upstate New York and studied in Glasgow, Scotland.

Creator of three-style art deco family Baby Cakes (2012, TenDollar Fonts).

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

Kelsey B. Morgan

Designer at Liberty University in central Virginia of the hand-printed Rare Blair (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kristen Patuto

During her graphic design studies, Kristen Patuto (Roanoke, VA) created an untitled art deco typeface (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lanny Lesniak-Domino

Chesapeake, VA-based creator of Just Fun (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lauma Dienemann

Graphic design student at the Corcoran College of Art&Design, who lives in Arlington, VA. Creator of Caterpillar (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lauren Baldwin

Richmond, VA-based designer of the typographic portrait of Hitchcock (2012), which only used letters from his film posters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Liz Withers

During her studies in Fredericksburg, VA, Liz Withers created an ultra bold modular display face called Picnic (2013), the stylish tall-and-thin sans typeface Arizona (2013), the monoline sans typeface Sun (2013), and the blackboard bold typeface Manhattan (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lydia Kraus

Lynchburg, VA-based creator of the sci-fi typeface Android (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marcus Burlile

Born in Columbus, OH, in 1970. Catalog of Marcus Burlile's typefaces:

  • [T-26]: AblefontA (the Harry Potter display font; it includes Able-New (2003); Sarah McFalls made the free imitation face Lumos), Baluster, Cactus Patch, COLONISTA, DeadMuleCanyon, Deadbugs, DustEnna, DustGoldy, DustGutter, DustPiece, DustWesten (Dust is a Western family made in 1996), Eekers (Halloween dingbats), MillHarrow, Relatives (dingbats), Sagember, SixGunShootout, SpareParts, Thornforms (1994, dingbats), Colony, Cothral, SpareParts, SparePartsToo, Anvilregular, COLONIST, Flytrap, FlytrapBrier, Sillbat, Stelefont, StelefontBevel, Widows (1994, faces of widows and the weapons used to kill their spouses).
  • At Raw Types in Burke, VA, he designed Astilets (dingbats), Dry Gulch (western), Millharrow, Lilyin, Autumnull.
  • Garagefonts: Phantomekanix (great robot dingbats), Beartrap, Hallow, Mudhole, Ravine, Rockcrawler and Sidewinder.
  • Plazm: Stelefont (1993), Widows (1994), Flytrap (1995), GhostTown (1995), Ablefont (1993), Anvil (1993), Autumnull (1995), Colony (1993), Pilgrim (1993), Reckon (1996), Sillbat (1994), Spiderust (1995), Thistlem (1995), Kitsch (1993), COLONIST.
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Masie Chong

Masie Chong (Herndon, VA) drew some alphabets---undigitized as far as I can tell---in 2013: QR (pixelish) and Symbolic Alphabet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matt Spire

Matt Spire (b. 1984) is the Washington, DC or Leesburg, VA-based designer of the grunge fonts Ethopool, Hekran, arachnid, optimistic, shihel, Shifteds (2002). Aother URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matthew Bartlett

Chester, VA-based illustrator, aka Karbacca, b. 1985. He created the handwriting face Rusty's Handwriting (2009). Bartlett Photography and Design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matthew Langley
[Plastic Typefaces (or: Mediastudio)]

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Mauricio Reyes
[Typografik]

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Megami Studios
[Rob Barba]

Rob Barba (b. 1971, Los Angeles) (Megami Studios, est. 2004) is the Washington, DC-based designer of these free fonts in 2008: Gauche Display (script), Orthotopes (fat, slightly rounded, and gorgeous), Vocaloid (geometric sans), Vocaloid Oblique, Voynich. In 2009, he made Reaver.

At MyFonts, one can buy Voynich, Reaver, Orthotopes, Semiautonomous Subunit Clade (2009, sci-fi), Gauche Display (2010), American Sensation (2010, a techno family), Onigiri (2012), and Shibuya Dancefloor (2009, a techno family), Une Nuit Parisienne (2010, a techno family), Xero (2010, a sans family with irregular stroke widths).

Dafont link. Some time in 2009, their fonts went commercial and their address changed to Ashburn, VA.

In 2013, they published the cartoonish family Pennywhistle.

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MetalHead
[Jason Kochis]

Jason Kochis (MetalHead, Northern Virginia) is a freelance artist who specializes in graphic design, gigposters, flyers, murals, paintings, and illustration. He is the designer of some loud/blackletter/scary/metal fonts like MHF Headbanger (2005) and MHF Gothic (2005). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Michael Clark
[Typerror]

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Michael Jones
[Armageddon]

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Michael Noyes

Michael Noyes is a freelance calligrapher/custom type designer in Annandale, VA. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Sherman

Graphic artist in Fairfax, VA, who created the script typeface Hirschfeld (2014).

Another Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mickey Rossi
[SUBFLUX experiment]

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Mike Grandelli

Virginia Beach-based designer of the fat bullet hole font Bullion (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miller Type Foundry
[Richard Miller]

Richard Miller (Miller Type Foundry) is located in Annandale, VA. Born in Pacifica, CA, he is a type and graphic designer.

Creator in 2009 of the sans and headline sans family Mr. Jones. The Richard Miller all caps sans family (2009) is testosterone-powered. It was followed by the softer Richard Miller Rounded (2009), the rounded signage face Kalico (2010), Manwriting (2010), Nikaia (2010, a contemporary sans family), Nikaia Script (2010), Swagg (2011, humanist sans family with one slab serif "r" thrown in to make a statement), Westin Black (2011, a take on Cooper Black), Gilman (2011, a text family), Gilman Sans (2011, to accompany Gilman Serif for large bodies of text), and Project Fairfax (2009, stencil).

Fontspring link. Some weights of Nikaia and Mr.Jones are free. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Minhee Kim

Alexandria, VA-based designer of the clean sans face Extraclear (2013) for a final project in a lettering and typography class taught by Bruce Willen and Nolen Strals at MICA.

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

Moonyoung Wohn

Student at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Fairfax, VA. She created the elaborate all caps face Clock (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Myles Katherine Coleman

Myles Katherine (b. Lynchburg, VA, 1989) is a photographer and fine artist from Lynchburg, Virginia. She received her Bachelors degree in Studio Art with an emphasis in photography in May 2011.

Dafont link.

Creator of the hand-printed face Lula (2011). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Naomi Godwin

Graphic artist in Alexandria, VA, who created the typeface square Bubble in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nate Navasca

Student at Virginia Tech. Creator in Blacksburg, VA, of Paperclip (2011) and the piano key face Shima based on the Hiroshima poster (1957) by Wim Crouwel.

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

Nathan Bowen

Illustrator and designer in Lynchburg, VA, who created the alchemic Future Viking font in 2013 while studying at Liberty University. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nick Schweich

Nick Schweich, Graphic Designer and Production Manager at the Northern Virginia Technology Council (Herndon, VA) created the custom typeface Mebrane (2012). Images can be seen here.

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Noah Scalin
[Another Limited Rebellion]

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Ole Larsen
[FontFreak]

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Oliver Conte
[Oliver Conte Design]

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Oliver Conte Design
[Oliver Conte]

Custom creations by Oliver Conte at Oliver Conte Design (Fairfax, VA) in PostScript and TrueType. Free fonts: Grootesk (1997), Grunge (1997), Logoonripple (1997), Maya Symbol, Munstermash (1997), Perspection (1997), Presshure, SansChiseled (1997), Skechie (1997), Twylite Zone (1997). Commercial fonts: Shards, Gainly, Gainlier, Scathed, Unscathed, TwyliteZone-Book (1997). I can't find the commercial fonts any more.

Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Page Plane
[Chuck Green]

Typography blog by Chuck Green from Glen Allen, VA. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pat Nicholas

Industrial designer in Arlington, VA, who created some typefaces in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Patrick

Designer based in Richmond, VA. Creator of three hairline/monoline Gill-inspired sans faces, Gill One, Gill two and Gill Three (2007). See here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Peter Baker's old English page at the University of Virginia
[Peter S. Baker]

Peter Baker, an English professor at the University of Virginia, offers free TrueType and PostScript fonts such as the nice Junius family (1996, modern hybrid Gaelic), Beowulf-1 (1995, a pseudo-Gaelic face) and Anglo-Saxon Caps as well as tens of links related to old English. He also developed Junicode, "the working name of a Unicode font for medievalists." The fonts in the latter project are Junicode-Bold, JunicodeItalic, Junicode (2002), and are by Peter S. Baker and Briery Creek Software.

In 2010, he published the elegant Carolingian face Eadui: Reproduction of English Caroline Minuscule as written by Eadui Basan, a scribe at eleventh-century Christ Church, Canterbury.

In 2014, he published Bury Caps (OFL). This decorative typeface was inspired by the display capitals in the 12th-century Bury Bible.

Alternate URL. Dafont link. Open Font Library link, where he is known as psb6m. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Peter S. Baker
[Peter Baker's old English page at the University of Virginia]

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Plastic Typefaces (or: Mediastudio)
[Matthew Langley]

Matthew Langley's fonts: Argent, Atmosphere, the Black family (Black Distorted is free), ChromoDomes (52 bald headed dingbats), MediaMod, Miles Modern Display, the Open family, Pacifica (fantastic face!), the Phaseshifter family, Toner, under (1997), Giant Robots, Plasticbats, SE1. Diodes, Black and under are free. Link disappeared. Langley has lived in Falls Church, VA, and Arlington, VA. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Polygraph
[Jason Mannix]

Jason Mannix is a graphic designer from New York, who lives in Washington, DC. He is a German Chancellor Fellow, currently working on a new typeface at the Typographische Gesellschaft München e. V. (Munich Typographic Society). An article by Jason on blackletter in Germany, in which he recalls that Otto von Bismarck, Chancellor of the German Empire in the 19th century, who, upon receiving a book set in Latin as a gift, would always return it with a note, I don't read German books set in Latin letters. With Lindsay Mannix, he created the blackletter face Enzian (2011), which was awarded at TDC2 2011. The blurb about Enzian at TDC: Enzian is the product of a German research fellowship sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. We set out with two goals: to better understand the technical nuance and complicated history of German Blackletter and produce an original typeface inspired by our findings. Polygraph (Falls Church, VA) is run by Jason Mannix. Link to Lindsay Mannix. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Raechel Hurd

While studying at James Madison University, Raechel Hurd (Harrisonburg, VA) drew some nice fists in her Macrock poster in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

RAHCreative (was: ROBYNA.COM and Robyn's Fonts)

RAH Creative used to be ROBYNA.COM, and before that, Robyn's Fonts. The owner is Robyn Harton (b. 1964, North Carolina). She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University. Based in Richmond, VA, Robyn Harton's commercial dingbat creations and borders include RA Lotus (for Mandalas), RA Holiday (Xmas font), RA Lotus2, RA Seichim Hand, RA Seichim Regular, RA Protection, RA Mandalas, RA Eye Frames (free sampler font), RA Hand, RA Crystals, RA Ganesh, RA Egypt Web Sites, RA Eye Menus, RA Geo Borders, RA Geo Menus, RA Geo Buttons, RA Sea Life, RA Reiki-Seichim Plus Hand, Butterflips (great butterflies!!), Capsulated, EShopper, LuvNKisses, Paisley, Quilter's Delight, RunningNcircles, Seperates, SunNMoon, ToAndFrom, Bauble (I through IV), Interfacer, Kitchen Tile, Scrollworks, Whirlygigs, RA AllSmiles, RA Aten, RA Cats, RA Happy Things, RA Unknown Symbols, RA WebFrExtras, RA Fatima, RA India Borders, RA Masks, Flakey, Geared Up, Petey Rone, RA Web Frames, Amenti RA (2001). The fonts can also be purchased at MyFonts.com.

Catalog of some typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Rare Book School

Located at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, the Rare Book School offers some type courses. For example, in July 2002, James Mosley (retired librarian of the St Bride Printing Library in London, and founding editor of the Journal of the Printing Historical Society) taught a course on "Type, lettering, and calligraphy, 1450-1830". He will repeat this in 2003. In June 2002, Archie Provan (Professor of Typography at the RIT School of Printing Management and Sciences, and co-author of A Primer of Typeface Identification (1976) and 100 Type Histories (1983)) taught a course entitled "Introduction to the history of typography". In 2003, Stanley Nelson will teach about the history of typography from 1450 until the present. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rebekah Ewer

Portsmouth, VA-based creator of the ornamental typeface Fortune (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Richard Miller
[Miller Type Foundry]

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Rob Barba
[Megami Studios]

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Roger Hartley
[Silver Graphics]

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Ronald Harris

Virginia-based artist who made JayOctober (2011, a condensed display face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ryan Harvey

Graphic designer in Stafford, VA, who made Ajar (a tall condensed typeface), Spike Jag (a jagged typeface), Demon Seed (grunge) and Gel Line in 2012.

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Ryan Jacques

Lynchburg, VA-based designer of Circle Sans (2012), a thin typeface based on arcs of circles. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sabrina Yedigarian

Graphic designer from Leesburg, VA, who is scheduled to graduate in 2011 from George Mason University. She created an ornamental alphabet in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sarita Loredo

Graphic designer in Leesburg, VA, who created the creamy didone typeface Omelette du (sic) Fromage (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shari Davis

During her studies at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA), Shari Davis created the free hand-printed typeface Short (2013) and the alphading typeface Time to Party (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shaun Cook

Creator at Liberty University (in central Virginia) of Quik marker (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Silver Graphics
[Roger Hartley]

Company run by Roger Hartley, Pennington Gap, VA. The link went dead--its parent is The Design Center / DT&G. Some of the fonts are shown here: the Western fonts Hoedown and Laredo, the blackletter fonts Showcard, Water Lily, the caps font Penelope, the medieval script font Hemingway, the athletic lettering font Yorktown, and display faces Wellington (round hand calligraphy), Rumrunner, Rathskeller, Norseman, Almanac, Apothecary, Applegate, Archer, Archer Shadow, Carrie Lane, Dutch Master, Emporia, Flavius, Gigabyte and Hapsburg. All these are on their 60 USD CD called "The Great American Font Works", which has (had!) 132 nice decorative display fonts in all. In the old days, the font Jaclyn could be downloaded for free.

The list of fonts, all made in the period 1992-1995: AceReporter-Bold, AceReporter-BoldItalic, AceReporter-Italic, AceReporter-Normal, Alchemy-Black, Alchemy-Bold, Alchemy-Light, Alchemy-Normal, Almanac, Antigone, Apothecary, Applegate, Archer, ArcherShadow, Aztek, Bandit, BaroniPoster, Bastion-Bold, Bastion-BoldItalic, Bastion-Italic, Bastion-Normal, Bebop, BerniesJukeJoint, BrightSky, CarrieLane, Chiaroscuro, Compute, Delphi, Derby, Duffy, DuffyInline, Durham, DutchMaster, Emporia, Entendre, Enterprise, EuroBold, Fairlane, Fatso, Figment, Flavius-Wide, Flynn, FlynnHollow, FriarTuck, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Gorky, GravureText, GuildSans-Bold, GuildSans-BoldItalic, GuildSans-Italic, GuildSans-Normal, Hapsburg, Hemingway, Hoedown, IBeam-Extruded, Inagodda, Ivanna-Mediaeval-Bold, Ivanna-Mediaeval-BoldItalic, Ivanna-Mediaeval-Italic, Ivanna-Mediaeval, Jaclyn, Jalopy, Jamaica, Jitterbug-Bold, Jitterbug-BoldItalic, Jitterbug-Italic, Jitterbug-Normal, Jitterbug, JitterbugB, JitterbugBO, JitterbugO, Kapanti, Kashmir, Kasparov, KeyWest, Keyclick, Krypton3, LED, Laredo, Layla, MardiGras, Marilyn, Matinee (their name for Busorama), Metro, Monica, NewWorldText, Norseman, Obsidian, Parade, Peacenik, Penelope, Phoebe, Pompeii, PompeiiB, PompeiiBold, Projectile, Publisher, Quasar, Radical, Rathskellar, Rathskeller, Recycler, RibaldEncounter-Bold, RibaldEncounter-Normal, Roundup, Rumrunner, Sailing-Freehand, Sanford, Satchmo, Scratch, Secret, Serenade, ShowBiz, Showcard, Sigmond, SilverDollar, SkinnyDip, Sophocles (Greekish stone-cut writing), Sport, StCroix, Sunshine-Bold, Sunshine, SunshineB, Superbowl, Taiwan, ThisEndUp, Toons, Tophat, TophatEngraved, TraciJo, TwinTubes, Twizzler, VanRose, WaterLily, Wellington, Westchester, Westside, Yorktown. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Steven Schmucker

During his studies in Virginia Beach, VA, Steven Schmucker designed Soft Letter Font (2013), an outlined dripping blood affair. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Steven Schmucker

Virginia Beach, VA-based designer of an untitled dripping wax font in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

SUBFLUX experiment
[Mickey Rossi]

Mickey Rossi graduated in 1986 from the Philadelphia College of the Arts. He then worked in Maryland and Virginia, such as at AOL in Dulles, VA, and is a creative director in Atlanta, GA since2004.

He offers these free typefaces under the Subflux label: Alpha Male Modern (1997), AthleticSupporter, BallparkWeiner (connected fifties script), BarBenderBold, BobbiTheHippie, BongoFraktur (in Koch's Neuland style), CargoCrate (stencil), CollegeBoy (athletic lettering), FlandersRideItalic, FlandersRide, Fleetwilly, FlyTrapExtended, Hair Brush, HighlightsCondensed, Helga Broad, Hilda Broad, JimThorpeHigh (octagonal / mechanical), LevelFourteenDruid (medieval), LifestyleCondensed (avant garde), NotANumber, On That Shark (angular), RetroSuperSkinny (Peignotian), SatansMinions, Scrawlly, Scritchy Eye, Zerengetti (African look), ZiggyStandard. Rossi calls himself also "Loveless".

Dafont link. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TK Type
[Travis Kochel]

Travis Kochel (TK Type) is an American type designer, b. 1983, Charlottesville, VA. He is now based in Portland, OR. TK Type though is listed by MyFonts in Wellington, NZ.

In 2010, he published the contemporary curvy sans family Otari.

Chartwell (2011) exploits OpenType features to make fonts that create pie charts, bar charts and histograms. It was published commercially by FontShop in 2012 as FF Chartwell. He explains the tricks. Typophile discussion. Download link. FF Chartwell won an award at TDC 2013.

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Travis Floyd

Centreville, VA-based graduate of Edinboro University, who was inspired by MASH when he designed the constructivist or minimalist typeface MASH Marathon (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Travis Kochel
[TK Type]

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Type Palettes
[Chuck Green]

Interesting examples of headlines and bodies of text. Great examples on the choice of type and the spacing of characters. By Logic Arts Corporation's Chuck Green in Glen Allen, VA. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typerror
[Michael Clark]

Michael Clark (b. 1952) set up Typerror in 2011. His calligraphy is showcased at Michael Clark Design. Richmond, VA-based Clark does book covers, CD covers and greeting cards. His typefaces:

More examples of his work.

MyFonts page. Another URL. Klingspor link. FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Typografik
[Mauricio Reyes]

Mauricio Reyes is the designer of the ITC Binary family (1997), a semi-serif family that blends elements of Helvetica and Times. The type designer was born in Mexico City, trained in London, and now lives in Falls Church, VA, in the Washington, D.C., area where he operates his studio Typografik. ITC Binary was chosen as the official font for the 2000 Olympic games in Sydney Australia and was used by Nike, Swatch, IBM, NBC and Coca-Cola. He also made the Beta pixel family.

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

Visual Telemetry

"Visual Telemetry is a collaborative partnership between Gab Gaither and Robyn A. Harton". Based in Richmond, VA. They specialize in high-quality graphics based in part on Gabrielle's fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Warren Chappell

Born in Richmond, VA, 1904, d. Charlottesville, VA, 1991. Typographer, illustrator, letterer, and type designer. He made two type families:

  • Trajanus (1939-1940, for Stempel). McGrew on Trajanus: Trajanus was designed by Warren Chappell, New York illustrator and 1 letterer, in 1939, and cast by Stempel in Germany. It has the basic form of classic Venetian letters, but with a nervous, pen-drawn, contemporary quality. Ascenders are fairly long but descenders are short. The narrow italic lowercase shows a calligraphic quality in particular. There is an extra little flick of the pen at the end of crossbars off and t,. caps M and N have no serifs on their apexes; and cap U is lowercase in form. Trajanus is named for the Roman emperor whose accomplishments are immortalized in classic letters on the Trajan column. The three versions are also made by German Linotype, but have not received much attention in America. For revivals, see Tribunus SG by Jim Spiece and Linotype Trajanus (probably close to the original design as Linotype absorbed Stempel).
  • Lydian (1938, for ATF, available at Bitstream; Lydian Cursive is from 1940). Image of Lydian Bold Condensed, 1946. McGrew writes: The Lydian series is a brilliant and popular calligraphic style designed by Warren Chappell for ATF. The lighter weight and italic were designed in 1938; bold and italic in 1939. They have the appearance of being lettered with a broad pen held at a 45-degree angle, but the ends of vertical strokes are square, improving legibility and stability. This is probably the most popular thick-and-thin serifless letter of American origin, though the concept is more popular in Europe. Oldstyle figures were made for these four Lydians, but were fonted separately and very rarely used. These four faces were copied by Intertype in an unusually large range of sizes for a slug machine, and from these matrices some suppliers cast fonts of type for handsetting. Lydian is named for the designer's wife, Lydia. Compare Czarin, Stellar, Radiant, Optima, Samson, Valiant. Lydian Cursive was drawn by the same designer in 1940. Although it gives the appearance of having been drawn with the same sort of pen as the regular series, it is much freer and more calligraphic, with a style unmatched by any other American script or cursive face. Lydian Bold Condensed was designed in 1946, also by Chappell, but not marketed until 1949. It has the general character of the earlier faces, but with much more emphasis on the vertical strokes. This gives the lowercase a suggestion of the effect of a simplified German blackletter. Revivals include Lydian Cursive (Bitstream) and Lydian (Bitstream), both part of their big font heist, and Monotype Lydian (+Cursive). For a free family, see Libris ADF. See also Benjamin Critton's 2013 typeface Lydia Bold Condensed, and MPI's MPI Sardis (2013).
Chappell studied under Koch in 1931-1932 and worked briefly for him afterwards. This page states that he designed a font called Eichenauer (for Gustav Eichenauer, who cut the type in lead) in 1955, but it was never manufactured and released. This face, tentatively named Eichenauer, was shown in Chappell's book A Short History of the Printed Word.

Klingspor file on him (PDF). FontShop link.

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William Berkson

Philosopher, typophile and type designer, who obtained a PhD in the history and philosophy of science from the London School of Economics in 1970. He lives in Reston, VA. Berkson designed Williams Caslon Text (2010) for Font Bureau in 2010, to better capture the readability, friendliness, and authority of Caslon for modern presses and readers. This font was used as a basis for William Caslon Small in September 2013 as a bespoke text face for The New Yorker, to replace Sabon.

Author of Fields of Force (Routledge), Learning from Error (Open Court) and the Becoming a Mentsh workshops (Mentsh.com) and the forthcoming Avot: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life. Berkson led a panel at Typecon '05 (NYC) on subway type, and gave a talk about his work reviving Caslon at Typecon '06 (Boston). He was also a speaker at TypeCon 2009 in Atlanta. Home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿