TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Wed Dec 4 11:54:10 EST 2013
Venezuelan type design
During his studies in Maracaibo, Venezuela, Alex Montilla designed the display typeface Bubble Type (2013).
Bogotá-based Colombian graphic design studio and type foundry Andinistas was founded in 1998 by Carlos Fabián Camargo Guerrero, Lennyn Salinas, Mariangeles Valero, Juan Carlos Valero, Jorge Alexander Camargo Guerrero, Rafael Rincón, and Jordi Teres. It was first located in Caracas, Venezuela, but moved in 2003 to Bogotá, Colombia. New names in its organization include Alexander Moreno. Many of its designers are Venezuelan.
Among their typefaces: Nikona, Magola (2008, puffy script), Angelita, Pepelepu, Zerotipo, Skuke, Retro, Radio Bemba, Pumarosa, Pr1, Oficia, Nativa, Mongol (free), Lirrot, Leroy (1999-2008, computer screen stripes), Leroy Dingbats (1998-2008), Hiroformica, Hibrida, Guerilla, Guerilla Outline, Gruada, Gancho Petare, Escuedra, Esbelta, DSNett, dia-D, Download, Denego, Cristal, Codiga, Codiga Icon, Codiga Destroy, Codiga Codec, Chacao Petare, Cazon Gothic, Boa, Biol, Ave-cedario, Anaira.
Cazon (2007, Camargo Guerrero) is a family of calligraphic origin consisting of 7 styles: Gris, Negra, Uno, Dos, Tres, Dingbats A and B and is based on the paintbrush letters found in the popular markets of La Guaira, Caracas. This family won an award in the experimental typeface category at Tipos Latinos 2008. Lirrot (2007) is a 6-style grunge handwriting face bordering on the psychotic, and comes with Lirrot Dingbats. It too won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008.
PP Lepu (1998-2008) is pixel grunge. Josefina (+Dingbats1) is a curly script also made in 2008. Navaja (2008) and Diad are collections of grunge fonts with grungy dingbats. Lucrecia 1 through 3 (2008) is a fat connected script family ranging from clean to splattered.
Telesforo (2008) radiates anger from its brushy grungy limbs. Telesforo Black won an award at Tiupos Latinos 2012. Ninja 1 and Ninja 2 (2008) are script fonts, and are accompanied by Ninja Dingbats (2008). Dsnet (2008) is a 6-style bare-bones rounded squarish family. Flaminia and Flaminia Dingbats (2008) are useful for food-related signage. Modelia (2008) is thick, informal, and looks like it was brushdrawn. Modelia won an award at Tipos Latinos 2010. Filomena (2008) is a brush family with a goth theme and an accompanying goth dingbats. Obdulia (2008) and Floro (2008) are extreme mural grunge fonts. Marimonda (2009) is grunge calligraphy.
Typefaces from 2012: Demetria (a hellish script), Ciclope (army stencil), Meteora (a sturdy weathered family), Kamuy (a grunge typeface, with dingbats, that links to Asian comic style lettering, and Japan in the Pacific War), Naturalia (an informal sans family).
In 2013, he made Bengala Script (a distant relative of Mistral), Chef Script (a large signage script influenced by Ross F. George's Speedball lettering manual (1957)), Chef Script Dingbats (hilarious restaurant dings and fists), Sumergible Script.
Caracas-based designer of the geometric typeface Piñata (2013): this vectior format font is based on origami.
Argenis Dinael Urdaneta Oropeza
Ariel Di Lisio
Caracas-based designer of Klak (2013), a typeface that was designed on a grid.
Carlos Fabián Camargo Guerrero
Venezuelan graphic and type designer (b. San Cristóbal, Estado Táchira, Venezuela, 1977). He studied Graphic Design between 1995 and 1998 in the Instituto Universitario de Tecnología Antonio José de Sucre (IUTAJS) Extensión Mérida, Venezuela. He runs the design studio Andinistas in Bogotá, Colombia, which he set up in 1998 with a few others. Creator of the beautiful typeface Cazon (1999-2007, a grunge script in 7 styles that includes Gris, Negra, Uno, Dos, Tres, Dingbats A and B) and of Escuadra (2003), Biologia (2003), Denedo (2003; the discussion by typophiles centers around how interesting this 3d font is experimentally---a bit like the type version of M.C. Escher's drawings, full of impossibilities), Modelia (2006), Nikona and Nikona Dual (2006, octagonal, with Rafael Rincón), Avecedario, Btamax (1999-2008, comic book style and grunge), Día D, Nativa, Codiga Icons (dingbats), Codiga (1999-2007, an 8-style octagonal family including Codiga Stencil and Codiga Dingbats), Codiga Pura (octagonal face), Pepelepu, Gancho petare, Guerrilla, and Hirofórmica (grunge). His calligraphic script family Panamericana (2007) comes in many grungy and experimental flavors: Blanca, Gris, Negra, Uno, Dos, Tres, Cuatro, Cinco, Seis and Dingbats. With María Angélica Estrada Cano, he designed the hand-drawn font families Makika (2007) and Lita (2007; in five styles---Gris, Negra, Humo, Molis, and Dingbats). His blog. In the area of combat-ready explosion-inspired letters and dingbats, check his eight-weight family Hiroformica (2007, Andinistas; for a free version, see DaFont). In 2007, he created the calligraphic grunge family Rosadelia, and the grunge lettering and crow dingbats family Gancho Petare. In 2008, he published Heleodora (beautiful scratchy hand), Magola (Negra, Supra Negra and Stencil), Navaja 1 through 4 (a collection of grunge fonts with grungy dingbats), Lucrecia 1 through 3 (a fat connected script family ranging from clean to splattered), Pomarosa (irregular hand) and Pomarosa Dingbats, Bochalema (+Dingbats, a comic book family), and Alcira 1 through 3 (nice scribbly grunge scripts).
Carlos Primo, a graphic designer from Madrid, created the super-techno face Sector 85 (2011), and the subdued blackletter family Der Neue Gutenberg (2012). Carlos was educated in Venezuela. [Google] [More] ⦿
Caracas, Venezuela-based motion graphics artist and illustrator.
David Leon (4to Studio, Barquisimeto, Venezuela) created the display typeface Eriz (2013).
Madrid-based graphic, web and type design studio. Creators of the free dot matrix face Game Power (2007). It is run by Argenis Dinael (b. 1978, Valencia, Edo. Carabobo. Venezuela).
Fabio Eduardo Godoy
Fabio Eduardo Godoy (Venezuela) created the rounded signage family Loncherita (2013) and the techno stencil typeface family Caballero (2013). Apparently, Fabio was born in Colombia. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Italian-Venezuelan designer who grew up in both countries, graduated from The American School of Milan (ASM) in Milan (2009), and currently enrolled in the BFA program at Otis College of Art and Design.
Impacto Laser (was: SuperFlexia)
Impacto Laser is a type and design group in Caracas, Venezuela headed by J. Campos, Felix Molina and Yorlmar Campos (b. 1976). Yorlmar designed RNS Underwood (2010, Western face), RNS Bobo Dylan (2007, art deco headline), RNS Baruta Black (2004, fat display face based on the Letraset Frankfurter font from 1974), RNS Round Stencil (2011), RNS Cochinilla (2011, avant garde), RNS Camelia (2009), RNS-TNT (2003, counterless and octagonal), and RNS Serial (2003, fat octagonal sports T-shirt font). All fonts are free.
Isabel Urbina is a graphic design graduate from ProDiseño School of Design and Visual Communications in Caracas, Venezuela. She was born in New York City, grew up in Venezuela and is currently working as a freelancer in Brooklyn, NY, where she also attended Cooper Type. Her main interests include typography and book design.
While studying at Cooper Type, she designed the quaint serifed face Olivia (2012), the elegant old-fashioned serif family Galea (2012: featured in the book Playing with Type: 50 Experiments by Rockport Press, 2013), and the revival face Laureate (2012), which was based on a 1906 typeface from Keystone Type Foundry.
Born in 1951, John Moore is a Venezuelan type designer. He studied graphic design in the Institute of graphic design Neumann from 1972 until 1976. In 1980 he took a workshop with Milton Glaser and since 1983 he has worked as an art director and creative director in many advertising agencies. He designs type since 1976.
His typefaces Gordis (a fattish comic book family) and Tepuy won awards at Tipos Latinos 2008 in the non-text and experimental typeface categories, respectively. At Tipos Latinos 2010, he won twice in the display category, for Victorina and Radio Time.
His typefaces: New Maracay (2013, a large layered Victorian signage family), Fine Art OT (2013, brushy typeface), Roadline Italic (2013, a retro script), JMTF Robin (2013, a layered post-modernist display family), Virgin Script (2013), Radio Time (2013, fat retro signage script), Radio Time Icons (2013), Palaima (2013, an aboriginal style face), Factor (2012, a layered geometric font), Onda (2012, a wavy psychedelic face), Blockee (2012), Aliykit Open (2012, a multiline typeface), VE Inconexa (2006, outline architectural face), VE Makiritare (2006, a double labyrinthine script that is based on symbolisms used by the Makiritare or Yecuana, river people who live in the village of Santa Maria de Erebato in the Venezuelan jungle on the border with Brazil), VE Moho (2006), VE Palaima (2006, futuristic, Amazonian), Radio Time (fifties style script, with Alejandro Paul at Sudtipos), Fruta (stencil, influenced by Glaser?), Glaser Stencil Round, Gothike (sharp-edges), Aqua (ultra round), Club, Caracas (sans), Factor (hookish), Space Lab (futuristic family), Robin (headline), Victorina (multiline Victorian poster typeface which won an award at Tipos Latinos 2010), Victorina Black Shadow (2011), Waterman (2010, a flowing undulating script family), Spacelab (2010, futuristic) and RobinBienalII (2005).
Sudtipos sells these fonts of his via MyFonts: Makiritare (bilined, based on woven baskets), Palaima (experimental, runic), Precolombino (petroglyphs), Tepuy (rounded version of Makiritare), Roadline (2009, fifties diner font), Sacred Geo (2011, a geometric dingbat font that won an award at Tipos Latinos 2012), DeCoro (2011, art deco family), Sacred Geo Tiling (2011), Primate (2012, an African look typeface family), Morenita (2012, a connected fifties or school script), Takox (2012), Petroglifos (2012), Xtencil (2012, a rounded stencil influenced by Milton Glaser; followed by Xtencil LC and UC in 2013).
Joluvian is Jose Luis Vivas (b. 1979, Venezuela), who studied graphic design in Merida, Venezuela before traveling to the USA, Mexico, Spain and Italy. In Caracas, he worked at an ad agency. He is currently based in Madrid, where he continues his work on illustrations, signage and lettering. In 2013, he cooperated with Alejandro Paul (Sudtipos) on the brushy packaging script Zulia Pro. This typeface has only one weight, but in its genre, it comes close to perfection.
Jose Luis Vivas
Nicolás Silva was born in Mérida, a city in the Andes Mountains of Venezuela, where he studied graphic design at the University of the Andes. After completing his studies, he moved to Caracas to work in an advertising agency (JWT) as an art director. He later moved to Buenos Aires, where he completed a post-graduate certificate in Typeface Design at the University of Buenos Aires. He has been working in that city since 2009, first in a graphic production studio (Pool cp) and then in an animation studio (Gizmo). He is currently working at the design studio Fontana Diseño. Behance link. His typefaces:
Merida-educated Venezuelan graphic designer at the Colombian foundry Andinistas. Now based in Caracas, Lennyn designed the futuristic dingbat typeface Skuke Dingbats (2012), which is based on the Kuikas culture.
Masa is a graphic design bureau in Caracas, Venezuela, where you can download Revolucion icons (not a font), and CAIXA-Regular (2003, by Miguel Vásquez). They will soon have fonts at [T-26]. Warning: Their web page resets the size of your browser window. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aka Mencho, Mercedes teaches the history and evolution of type. She created the dingbat face Tepu-mereme in 2009 which was inspired by the petroglyphs of Venezuela. Daumier Comique 1836 (2011) is a humorous alphabet designed by the French caricaturist and engraver Honoré Daumier in 1836, originally called "Alphabet Comique". [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer and artist, b. Milan, 1926, d. Caracas, 2001. From MyFonts: Several Venezuelan generations had acquired very strong design, typographic and drawing knowledge due to the historical and artistic heritage left by Master Nedo Mion Ferrario. He spent big part of his life teaching and working on design. His passion for impossible figures and geometric optic illusions were the most valuable characteristics of his work. Most of his knowledge was obtained from his father, Emilio Mion Vianello, who dedicated his life to wood carve, a high profile job those day in Italy. Emilio studied in the Brera Academy in Milan and Nedo studied in the Commercial and Technical Institute of Milan between 1936 and 1940, and then in the Fine Arts Academy in the same city. At the end of the Second Word War, both of them decided to leave Italy due to the political situation in those days. Encouraged by the immigration Venezuelan politics they arrived in Caracas in 1950. Wiki.
His work inspired Carlos Camargo Guerrero to create the Escheresque font Denedo (2001-2007). According to Camargo, Denedo is a font based in one of the impossible alphabets created by the Italian graphic designer Nedo Mion Ferrario during the 60's and 70's in Caracas, Venezuela, South America. Michael Parson designed the prismatic typeface Nedo in 2013 based on Ferrario's work.
Negro is a design site where some commercial fonts can be found, all designed by Ariel Di Lisio who lives in Buenos Aires. Marzo (2008) is a hairline vogue face commissioned by the Argentinian mag Atypica, and Donuts (2008) is a layer of round upon a layer of round. Paz Font is a stylish night club or fashion magazine family---stunning. Lynda (2008) is an octagonal/mechanical face. Lunes (2007), Day (2007), Friday (2007) and Nigga (2007) are an ultra-fat art deco faces with an experimental edge. Love (2007) is a mini-serifed geometric beauty. Santino (2008) tries to bring waves into a simple sans face. Normal (2008) is gorgeous, geometric and galant. Mate (2008) is a geometric all caps face for magazine headlines. Caracas (2008), Soko (2009), and Stola (2008) have more geometric fantasies. Pink (2008) is experimental. Cascabel (2009) is a kitchen tile face digitized by Alejandro Paul at Sudtipos. James Font (2009) is a bullet hole-themed face. Inlove (2009, Sudtipos) is a Lubalin-style poster face designed by Di Lisio and digitized by Alejandro Paul. Typefaces shown in 2010, mostly experimental / geometric / art deco: Destiny, Drimpy, Hongki, Mobile, Moonglow, Normal, Vincent.
Typefaces from 2012 include Uma (with Alejandro Paul at Sudtipos: a gorgeous two-weight monoline sans family).
In 2013, he created the stencil typeface Anima for a housing project in Punta Chica, San Fernando, Argentina.
Venezuelan creator of Noesis (2012, a techno typeface).
Pangramas is Pedro Sanoja in Barcelona. His typefaces include Hibrido (2008, a great sketch face), Kinetica (2009, experimental), and PobleNou (2009, based on things found in the Poble Nou area of Barcelona in which I lived for a few months in 1998 while visiting Pompeu Fabra University). Behance link. Before his Barcelona days, Pedro lived in Caracas, Venezuela, where he was a typographer and web designer. In fact, it was there that he first created Hibrido. He also made Vokodek Rmx 001 (2009). [Google] [More] ⦿
Pedro Miguel Gutierrez
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] ⦿
Creative Director in Caracas, Venezuela where he works for a Trade Marketing company called Nexus. He was born in 1973 in Cúcuta, Norte de Santander, Colombia, and is a type designer at the Colombian foundry Andinistas. He codesigned the octagonal typefaces Nikona and Nikona Dual with Carlos Fabián Camargo in 2006: X1 (+Negra), X2 (+Gris), X3 (+Blanca), Stencil (+Dingbats). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Talented illustrator in Madrid who drew some ornamental caps in 2011. Check also his Ladytron poster (2011) and his fashion illustrations. Robert was born in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1977. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic and type designer in Caracas, Venezuela, b. 1981, who moved to Buenos Aires. While mainly a type designer, he also practices calligraphy. He created these faces: