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Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
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4th February
[Sergiy Tkachenko]

Sergiy Tkachenko (b. 1979, Khrystynivka, Cherkasy region, Ukraine) lives in Kremenchuk, Ukraine, and has been a prolific type designer since 2008. Sergiy graduated from Kremenchuk State Polytechnic University in computer systems and networks in 2007. Various other URLs: Microsoft link, Identifont, 4th February, Behance, Klingspor link, Revision Ru, Russian creators, CPLUV Fontspace, Twitter. Kernest link. Sergey Tkachenko's typefaces:

Abstract Fonts link. Dafont link. Creative Market link. Behance link. Hellofont link.

View Sergiy Tkachenko's fonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

A2 Type
[Henrik Kubel]

A2-Type (or simply, A2) is a type foundry set up in the autumn of 2010 by the London based design studio A2/SW/HK. The designers are Henrik Kubel and Scott Williams. A2's bespoke type design is mainly the responsibility of Henrik Kubel, though every typeface is developed and approved by both partners. Kubel is self-taught, making his first typefaces while studying at Denmark's Design School from 1992 until 1997. Their typefaces:

Custom type by them include a masthead for Toronto Life (2010), a custom typeface for Weekendavisen (2007-2010), Design Museum London (2010), Faber&Faber (2009-2010), Afterall Publishing (2006-2010), Faulkner Browns Architects (2007), Penguin Press (2005), and Norrebro Bryghus (2005).

At ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam, he speaks about New Transport.

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

Abdullahal Mamun

Graphic designer in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Creator of an unnamed softly rounded Bangla font in 2013. He writes: In Bangla, Bidyasagar style font (Sutonny MJ) created by Bijoy is the only Bangla font that is almost perfect. Rest of the fonts has problems such as baseline alignment, x-height alignment, character gap and unfinished characters. If we analyze the logic of Bijoy, we see that other than Bidyasagar (Sutonny MJ), rest of the fonts does not work perfectly with Bijoy. All Bangla fonts are monospace fonts which does not use kerning. Creating kerning feature fonts which will run in Bijoy platform is technically impossible. It is because Bijoy using those Unicode glyphs conflicts with kerning code. With the problem in hand, I have attempted to design and create a finished, perfect curve font with perfect baseline and x-height alignment, which will run smoothly with Bijoy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Achraf Amiri

Prince now lives in Brussels, and has taken a job as art director and graphic designer. Home page. In 2010, he published a booklet, Didot Fashion Victim. His fashion-inspired lettering is quite amazing, and so are his fashion illustrations. In 2011, he continues his amazing mixtures of typography and illustration in his design of a wall logo for Boutique no. 7 in Moscow. He also made the hairdo experimental caps typeface Touffe (2011). More fashion and vamp illustrations: Milano 2011, New York 2011, Paris 2011, Sophia Loren, Sofitel Brussels Le Louise (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam Howard

Saint Louis, MO-based graphic designer who created several typefaces in 2012, including Helvy, Stitch, Digiti, Exposed, Skinny Jeans (hairline caps), Golden Age (fashion mag caps), Tunnel Vision, and Grand Penn (ultra-condensed caps). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adrián Cattalini

Graduate from FADU, University of Buenos Aires, who created the typeface Tormes (2010), an upright connected script of fashion mag quality. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alan Luna

Alan Luna (Monterrey, Mexico) created the high-contrast fashion mag art deco typeface Camila and the techno futuristic typeface Gretta Display (2014).

Behance link. Cargo Collective link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alan Meeks

Prolific type designer, b. London, 1951. Alan started working in 1970 for Graphic Systems as a lettering artist. In 1975, he joined Letraset as the Senior Type Designer and Studio Manager where he was responsible for all the artwork produced by the Letraset studio. During his tenure at Letraset, he designed over 40 popular typefaces, including Bramley, Candice, Bickley Script and Belwe. Most of these faces also showed up in the Scangraphic collection. Together with type director Colin Brignall, Alan contributed to the success of Letraset. All the original typographic artwork produced at Letraset was produced by hand cutting the fonts in Rubylith, a highly-skilled technique known as stencil cutting. Alan was responsible for training the entire Letraset studio in this art. Most of the original Letraset artwork has now been archived at St. Brides Printing Library, London. Today, Alan works independently, specializing in all facets of corporate identity including type design, typography, packaging, and development of logos and symbols.

His oeuvre (sold via MyFonts) includes:

Galadriel, Kornelia and Sparky are floating around freely in cyberspace.

FontShop link. Linotype link.

View Alan Meeks's typefaces. Yet another page with Alan Meeks's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alan Prescott

Philadelphia-based designer and PostScript font hacker who runs Prescott Design. He created three substantial sans faces families with many weights starting from hairline, almost in the fashion mag style: Clemente (2011), Ultima (2011), Passion Sans (2011, a Peignotian family). All free at Dafont. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alberto Romagosa

Barcelona-based designer, b. 1989. He studied at the Swiss-School of Barcelona. His typeface AR Vulcano (2011-2012) has a high-contrast condensed octagonal design for application in fashion mags.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alejandro Inler

Graphic designer who studied at FADU, University of Buenos Aires, from 1997 until 2005. Creator of these typefaces:

  • Elsie Swash Caps (2012, with Ana Sanfelippo). Free at Google Web Fonts. The this a fashion mag display didone with plenty of additional ball terminals: Elsie is inspired by feminine energy. This new typeface was created to celebrate the world of women, glamour and fashion. It combines the strength of Bodoni with the softness of italics. Sensitive, attractive, full of personality, innovative and subtle with both classic and new design features.
  • Elsie (2012, with Ana Sanfelippo). Free at Google Web Fonts. Elsie was Alejandro's graduation typeface at FADU-UBA.
  • Wendy One (2012). Free at Google Web Fonts, it is loosely based on the Stabilo logotype, and shows the quirkiness of retro futurism.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex O. Kaczun
[Type Innovations]

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Alex Trochut

Barcelona-based grandson of Joan Trochut of Super-Veloz fame. Fantastic graphic designer in his own right. He is the codesigner with Andreu Balius of SuperVeloz (2005, TypeRepublic), a digital version of his grandfather's typeface. It won an award at the TDC2 2005 type competition. Balius says about this typeface originally created by Joan Trochut from 1920-1980: Super-Veloz could be considered as an Ornamental type design, but in its core it is an experimental typeface based on a set of modular features that, with the combining of its modules, a great range of typefaces, ornaments ---even illustrations---, could be made. That is perhaps the most interesting experiment in early modern type design ever made in Spain during the immediate years after the War. The lecture, considering the borders between type design and ornament design, will introduce the context where Joan Trochut's Super-Veloz was produced (from sketches to published brochures and speciments) in 1942. Also will explain how Super-Veloz works. It is really a "type-ornament" design that could be considered on the edge of what we call type design.

Alex Trochut's lettering must be seen to be believed---it has to be genetic transmission. Recurring themes include adorned initials and modular types. His numerical all-caps alphabet for British Airways is phenomenal and pushes the bling-bling to the fashionable extreme. Stunning dollar sign drawn by him in 2007 for Acido Surtido.

In 2009, he published Neo Deco at HypeForType. Noteworthy type treatments of that year include Nixon and the Futurecraft logo.

In 2012, he designed Trojan Font (like Trajan). He also did some stunning multiline alphabet for V Magazine. Also noteworthy is a swashy calligraphic logo for Wiz Khalifa and Atlantic Records.

Typographic picture by TDC55.

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

Alex Wiederin
[Buero New York]

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Alexander McCracken
[Neutura]

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Alexandra Damalan

Graduate of the Design Department of the National University of Art in Bucharest, Romania. Bucharest-based creator of Fashion Typeface (2011, ornamental caps).

Another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandria Hepburn

Graphic designer in Atlanta, GA, whose typeface Vixens (2013) is presented as a fashion typeface. It has the modularity of a FontStruct font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexey Brodovitch

Russian-born graphic designer, 1898-1971, who taught at various art institutes in New York, such as the School of Visual Arts. He was art director at Harper's Bazaar from 1934 until 1958, and is perhaps best known for his use of white space and unconventional photography and for his fashion mag typography. His typefaces include the slinky modern Brodovitch Albro (1950, or Al-Bro, for Alexey Brodovitch; published by Photo-Lettering Inc) and the stylish Vogue (1950s). Albro has a digital revival by Nico Schweizer called Albroni (1992, Lineto). Brandon Alvarado used Al-Bro as a model for Brodovitch (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alicia Grady

Sarah Anne (2009) is an experimental typeface that was inspired by fashion designer Sarah Leach and her current brand Sarah Anne. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alisa Nowak

French type designer who studied at Fachhochschule Düsseldorf (2009) and at the Ecole supérieure d'art et de design d'Amiens, France. In 2012, her blackletter typeface Eskapade Fraktur was published by Type Together. The angular weights Eskapade Regular and Eskapade Italic were added in 2012.

With Sebastien Degeilh, she is a partner in Nowak & Degeilh, a French typefoundry started in 2012. At Nowak & Degeilh, she created the 3d geometric overlay font family Carton (2012).

At Fontyou, Alisa codesigned the stylish Egyptian typeface Achille FY (2012) with Gia Tran, Gregori Vincens, Valentine Proust and Bertrand Reguron, and Achille II FY (2014) with Valentine Proust and Gregori Vincens. With Gia Tran, Gregori Vincens, Valentine Proust and Elvire Volk, she codesigned the monoline sans display typeface Younion FY (2013). Younion One FY is free at Dafont.

Codesigner of Kaili FY (2013: an exotic typeface with crazy ligatures, inspired by Indian scripts, by Gregori Vincens, Bertrand Reguron, Gia Tran and Alisa Nowak) at Fontyou.

The EPS format display typeface Alice FY (2013) was codesigned by Alisa Nowak, Micaela Neustadt, Gia Tran, Bertrand Reguron and Valentine Proust at Fontyou. It was inspired by Adrien Genevard's lettering. Sub-themes are Alice in Wonderland and playing cards.

The EPS format frilly script typeface Lullaby FY (2013) was codesigned by Alisa Nowak, Micaela Neustadt, Gia Tran, Bertrand Reguron and Valentine Proust at Fontyou. It too was inspired by Adrien Genevard's lettering. Exquise FY (2013) is a fashion mag didone codesigned by Bertrand Reguron, Alisa Nowak, Valentine Proust, Elvire Volk and Gia Tran at Fontyou. Gia Tran, Alisa Novak, Micaela Neustadt, Bertrand Reguron and Grégori Vincens codesigned the curvy stressed elliptical sans typeface Bruum FY (2013).

Towards the end of 2013, she published four typefaces with Luis Gomes and Jeremie Hornus: Booster FY (a rounded sans), Gauthier FY (a transitional typeface family, followed in 2014 by Gauthier Next FY), Lean-O FY (a slab serif with leaning asymmetrical brackets; see also LeanO Sans in 2014), Marianina FY (a contemporary condensed 24-style headline sans family with simple strokes. Characterized by kinks in the ascenders).

Gregori Vincens, Gia Tran, J&eacxute;rémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak codesigned the humanist sans typeface Klaus FY (2013).

The slender display typeface Sérafine FY (2013) was codesigned by Jason Vandenberg, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak.

Codesigner with Mr. Zyan of the alchemic hipster font Pyrenees FY (2013).

In 2013, she collaborated with Jérémie Hornus and Fabien Gailleul at FontYou on the design of the astrological simulation typeface Astral FY. The same group of three collaborated in 2014 on Naive Gothic FY.

In 2014, Adrien Midzic, Jason Vandenberg, Jérémie Hornus, Julien Priez and Alisa Nowak codesigned the creamy script Vanilla FY. It was renamed Vanille FY after a few days. Still in 2014, Adrien Midzic, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak codesigned the very humanist sans family Saya FY and Saya Semisans FY. Luis Gomes, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak codesigned the rounded sans typeface family Booster Next FY in 2014. Joao Costa codesigned the thin lachrymal typeface Zitrone FY in 2014 at FontYou with Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak. In 2014, Monica Munguia, Alisa Nowak and Jérémie Hornus codesigned the blackletter typeface Blackmoon FY. In 2014, Matthieu Meyer, Alisa Nowak and Jérémie Hornus codesigned the wedge serif typeface Ennio FY at FontYou. The punchy poster typeface Kraaken FY (2014) was designed by the FontYou team of Bertrand Reguron, Alice Resseguier, Valentine Proust, Julien Priez, Gia Tran, Jérémie Hornus, and Alisa Nowak. In 2014, Joachim Vu, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak codesigned the classical copperplate script typeface Vicomte FY. Codesigner with Jan Dominik Gillich of Sperling FY (2014, FontYou), a didone-inspired headline or fashion mag display typeface family. Designer of Marianina Wide FY (2014). In 2014, Alisa Nowak, Gregori Vincens and Andrey Kudryavtsev created Achille II Cyr FY. Codesigner of Hansom Slab FY (2014, Gia Tran, Jeremie Hornus and Alisa Nowak). Still in 2014, Julien Priez, Hugo Dumont, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak codesigned Rowton Sans FY, a sans family patterned after Gill Sans in six weights, from Hairline to Bold---named after Arthur Eric Rowton Gill, it has the Gillian lower case g but italic lowercase is a bit too far afield for my own taste, especially the squezed g. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Amanda Childress

During her studies, Amanda Childress (Apple Valley, CA) created the fashion mag typeface Amity Pro in 2014. This typeface is inspired by Didot and Avenir. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

America Cantarino

America Cantarino (Delft, The Netherlands) created Lady America Type (2013). [It is unclear if this is the name of the font---another possible name is Modern Dresses.] This is a collection of dingbat fonts for layering that permit overlays of dresses on models for fashion fits. an interesting idea that seems to be first in the type world. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Gomez Bernaus

Letterer, illustrator, art director and designer in Los Angeles (was: New York City). Creator of Octave (2011): Octave has been created with the intention of fusing together the graphical elements of written musical composition with the English alphabet.

In 2012, she created the tall high contrast fashion typeface Kilimanjaro. Her Textappeal lettering from 2014 is also notewirthy.

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

Ana Sanfelippo

Argentinian designer of the part calligraphic part Lombardic text family Almendra (2011, free at Google Web Fonts). Almendra won an award at Tipos Latinos 2012 in the typeface family category. It was her graduation typeface at FADU-UBA. In 2012, Google Web Fonts published Almendra Display and Almendra Small Caps. Poster by Melisa Rivas.

Ruluko (2012, Google Web Fonts) is a free typeface created by Ana Sanfelippo, A. Díaz and M. Hernández. Google: Ruluko is a typeface designed to aid those learning to read. The shapes you see are related to the handwriting typically used at schools in Argentina. The concept is that those who have learned to read this handwriting style may recognise this type style more easily than other typefaces often used in this context. But as a warm and stylish sans serif text type, you may use Ruluko for any purpose. Ruluko won an award in the text category at Tipos Latinos 2012.

In 2012, Ana Sanfelippo and Alejandro Inler published the fashion mag didone typeface Elsie at Google Web Fonts. It was accompanied by Elsie Swash Caps.

Yoshimi Regular won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014.

Fontsquirrel link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anastasia Allakhverdova

Prolific art director in Moscow. Her work includes the fashion mag Latin/Cyrillic typeface Cadre (2014), the prismatic custom typeface Icon Face (2014, done for a make-up school) and a few other fashion industry fonts. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Braccaloni
[Leftloft]

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Andrea Wirth

London-based designer of Dazed&Confused (2011): Custom font derived from Serifa for the fashion section themed 'Vibrations/Movement'. The font looks as though it shivers/vibrates. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andreu Balius Planelles
[Type Republic]

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Andreu Balius Planelles

Born in Barcelona in 1962, Andreu Balius studied Sociology in the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (1980-1984), and graphic design at IDEP in Barcelona (1985-1989). He holds a PhD in Design from the University of Southampton (UK). He founded Garcia Fonts&Co in Barcelona in 1993 to show his experimental designs. He cofounded Typerware in 1996 with Joancarles P. Casasín. Typerware existed until 2001 and was based in Santa Maria de Martorelles, a village near Barcelona. He cofounded Type Republic (see also here), and ran Andreu Balius (tipo)graphic design. He is presently an associate professor at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.

Balius won a Bukvaraz 2001 award for Pradell. Pradell also won an award at the TDC2 Type Directors Club's Type Design Competition 2002. SuperVeloz (codesigned with Alex Trochut) won an award at the TDC2 2005 type competition.

At ATypI 2005 in Helsinki, he spoke on Pradell and Super-Veloz. Speaker at ATypI 2006 in Lisbon. At ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, he spoke about the Imprenta Real. Coorganizer of ATypI 2014 in Barcelona.

Author of Type at work. The use of Type in Editorial Design, published in English by BIS (Amsterdam, 2003).

FontFont link. Linotype link. Behance link.

His production:

  • Garcia/Typerware offers about 50 fonts, including some very artsy faces, such as Fabrique (Andreu Balius), Futuda, Garcia Bodoni (Typerware), Alkimia (Estudi Xarop), Ariadna (pixel font, 1988-1989), Garcia Bitmap (1993), Playtext (Andreu Balius, 1995), Matilde Script (Andreu Balius, 1994: an embroidery face), Fabrique (1993, Andreu Balius) and Dinamo (1993, Balius and Casasin at Typerware), Helvetica Fondue (1993-1994), Futuda (1993), Ozo Type (1994), Tiparracus (1994, dingbats), Mi mama Me Soba Script (1994), Parkinson (1994), Garcia Bodoni (1995), Garcia snack's (1993-1995), Juan Castillo Script (1995, irregular handwriting), and Vizente Fuster (1995), all by Andreu Balius and Joancarles Casasin, 1993-1995; Water Knife (Laudelino L.Q., 1995); Alquimia (Estudi Xarop, 1995); Jam Jamie (Malcolm Webb, 1996); Network (Alex Gifreu, 1996); Panxo-Pinxo (David Molins, 1996); Euroface 80 mph (Peter Bilak, 1996); Inmaculatta (Roberto Saenz Maguregui, 1997); Proceso Sans (by Argentinan Pablo Cosgaya, 1996); Afligidos deudos (Adria Gual, 1996); Route 66 (Francesc Vidal, 1997); Popular (Sergi Ibanez, 1997); Visible (handwriting by Fabrice Trovato, 1997); SoundFile (Reto Brunner, 1998); Ninja type (kana-lookalike alphabet by Charly Brown, 1995); Vertigo (Charly Brown, 1996); Loop UltraNormal (Franco and Sven, 1996); Inercia (Inigo Jerez, 1996).
  • Fontshop: FF Fontsoup.
  • ITC: ITC Temble (1996, a great subdued ghoulish face). With Joancarles P. Casasin, he created ITC Belter (1996) and ITC Belter Mega Outline (1996).
  • Typerware: Czeska was developed from Vojtech Preissig's woodtype faces. Andreu Balius completed the design and included an italic version and a large variety of ligatures (both for regular and italic).
  • Type Republic: Pradell, Trochut, SuperVeloz, SV Marfil Caps (2004), SV Fauno Caps. Pradell was freely inspired from punches cut by catalan punchcutter Eudald Pradell (1721-1788), and is considered to be Balius' main work. Trochut is based on specimens from the 1940s by Joan Trochut. SuperVeloz is a collection of the type modules designed by Joan Trochut and produced at José Iranzo foundry in the beginning of the 40's, in Barcelona. Digitized and recovered by Andreu Balius and Alex Trochut in 2004. Example of such composition of modules include the great art nouveau faces SV Fauno Caps and SV Marfil Caps. In 2007, he added Taüll, a blackletter type. Still in 2007, he did the revival Elizabeth ND, which was based on an old type of Elizabeth Friedlander.
  • In 2008, he created the Vogue mag like family Carmen (Display, Fiesta, Regular), which are rooted in the didone style. Carmen, and its flirtatious companion Carmen Fiesta, were both reviewed by Typographica.
  • Barna (2011) and Barna Stencil (2011).
  • In 2012, Trochut was published as a free font family at Google Web Fonts. It was based on Joan Trochut-Blanchard's Bisonte.
  • Lladro (2012) is a custom sans typeface done for the Lladro company.
  • Rioja (2013) is a grotesque typeface that was custom-designed for Universidad de La Rioja.
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Andrew H. Leman
[E-phemera (was: HPLHS Prop Fonts, and earlier: Prop Fonts)]

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Andrey Ovchinnikov

Izhevsk, Russia-based creator of the LED-style typeface Old Style Zip Code (2011) and the fashion mag Cyrillic typeface Mopoko (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Annemette Foged

Graphic designer in Haderslev, Denmark, who created the hairline fashion mag typeface Balonzo (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anthony James

Another one of my favorite designers, Anthony James (Manchester, UK), has this license for his refreshing art deco typeface Kaiju (2014): It is absolutely free and can be used for personal or commercial use. Downloads: Bold, Regular.

Chase (2014) is a free monoline sans. QG (2014) is a minimalist free typeface. Argö (2014) is a commercial decorative fashion mag didone typeface. The slender ball terminal-laden Global (2014) is also meant for magazine titling.

Goku (2014, +Regular, +Stencil) is a multilingual didone fashion mag typeface, initially designed as a stencil font for the Basel & Geneva Watch Launch Event for Watches of Switzerland.

Facebook page. Behance page. Facebook page. Buy his commercial typefaces here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anthony Neil Dart

Graphic and motion graphics designer in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he works as Ontwerp.tv (Idea currency) Pty Ltd.

He created several experimental alphabets, often of a geometric nature, such as Geometric Chic (2008-2009) and Beauty (2009).

The Bends (2011) is a hairline curly-yet-straight display face. SansGoma (2011) is a hairline slab poster face. Nu Gothic (2011), Nu Modern (2011) and especially Vironica (2011) are fashion mag display faces. Neu Nouveau (2011) is a curly art nouveau face. Numera (2011) is an organic fashion mag face. Killoton (2011) is super-fat and beautiful.

Creations in 2012: An art deco example in his Janelle 1945 work. Vorm Type, inspired by the work of Wim Crouwel, is a rounded blocky typeface that is monospaced in the x and y directions.

Typefaces from 2013: Canada (alchemic).

Home page. Behance link. Ontwerp link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Antonio Cerri

Antonio Cerri (b. 1972, Catania, Italy) freelances in web, graphic and motion design from San Giovanni La Punta, Sicily. He created some typefaces in 2010, such as the futuristic CRR NTN (+Outline).

In 2011, he made Labyrinthus, a multilined all caps family: inspect each glyph and note that there is one point of entrance and one exit. Still in 2011, the decorative family Atlantide and the futuristic all caps typeface Silver Chisel appeared.

In 2012, he designed the techno family Steel.

Typefaces from 2013: Firebird (techno, automotive, speed font family).

In 2014, he made Luna Crescente, a layered multicolr 3d typeface.

Klingspor link.

View Antonio Cerri's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Antonio Rodrigues

Brazilian designer in London and Brasilia, who created the modular monoline display typeface Colibri (2012), the hairline sans typeface The Fake Blondes (2012), and the fashion mag typeface Models (2012). He created several other modular alphabets and typefaces in 2013, including Boogie (a fat disco typeface), Stay With Me (fashionable fat didone), Concrete Butterflies (2013, paper cutout theme), London (blackboard bold, derived from Bodoni MT Bold) and Cardboard. Berlin (2014) is a group of display typefaces. Subfaces include Berlin, Berlina, Slaberlin and Überlin.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arevik Shmavonyan

Armenian type and graphic designer and illustrator. She was a student at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Yerevan, Armenia (2005-2009). The Devian Tart site mentions that she lives in Bulgaria. Arevik created the dingbats font Fashion Plate (2007, Paratype).

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Ariel Di Lisio
[Negro]

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Atlas Font Foundry
[Christoph Dunst]

Berlin-based foundry, est. 2012 by Christoph Dunst.

Creators of Novel Mono (2012, Christoph Dünst), Novel Sans (2012), Novel Sans Rounded (2012), and Novel Sans Condensed (2012), Novel Sans Office Pro (2013), Novel Sans Hair Pro (2014), Heimat Sans (2010), Heimat (2010), Heimat Mono (2013), Heimat Stencil (2013), Novel Sans Office Pro (2013), Heimat Didone (2014: a 72-style family of high-contrast didones; some styles should be useful for fashion mags). The Heimat series is characterized by an inverted tail of the y.

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

Audun Stien
[Prikken over Stien]

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Augustine Wong

Fashion typography page by Augustine Wong. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aviv Studio
[Luis Miguel Torres]

Aviv Studio in Monterrey and Mexico City consists of Diego L. Rodriguez (from Madrid, Spain) and Luis Miguel Torres. Typefaces:

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Ayelén Starzak

Graduate from FADU, University of Buenos Aires, who created the fashion display typeface Column Roman (2009). In 2008, she created a pair of graffiti typefaces.

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BA Graphics
[Robert Alonso]

Bob Alonso (b. Bronx, NY, 1946, d.2007), the founder of BA Graphics in 1994, is an American typographer who designed Damage Control (1993, grunge), Mango Gothic (1991), Pimento (1998), Shooby (1992), Pink Mouse (1992, psychedelic), Tequila (1992, a bouncy play on Didot), Alex (1996, child's hand), Chicken Soup (1993), PC Gothic (2005), Rust Bucket (1994), ITC Aftershock (1996), ITC Outback (1997), ITC Serengetti (1996), ITC Ziggy (1997), Gusto Black (2003), Vinchenso (2003), Blog (2007, 1890's style display egyptian), Nine One One BA (2007, grunge). He also designed the clean handwriting typeface Zipty Do, Serendipity (2006), CEO Roman (2007), Paladium Gothic (2007, a sans), Snip Tuck (1994, a headline face), Rancho Grande (1995), Radiance Brush (1997, a casual brush script), and Sahara Bodoni (1996). 33 years of experience at NewYork's Photo Lettering, and specializing to some extentv in calligraphic script faces, but not exclusively so. BA Graphics was located in Chester, NY, and later in Toms River, NJ, and now sells its fonts through MyFonts.

The complete list: ITC Aftershock, Alexandra Script (a formal script), Allure, Alons Antique, Alons Classic, Angular, Animated Gothic, Barnboard, Bedrock, Bodoni Roma (1993), Cabernet Sauvignon (2007, a take on Didot---I can't believe BA Graphics trademarked this name!), Cafe Aroma, California Sans, Calafragalistic (1992), Caslon Manuscript (1992), Champ Ultra (1995, Western billboard font), Chunky Monkey, Cookie Dough, Crackers, Crescent, Down Under, Elegante, Elephant Bells, Ellington Manor, Equate (1993), Extreme (chalk writing, 1996), Felicity Script, Flix, Freaky Friday Extreme, French Vanilla, Galactic, Geo (2000), Granny Smith, Gusto Black, Headline Gothic, High Intensity, Island Sans, Italian Didot, Kresson Black, Linear Gothic, Lorraine Script, Mardi Gras, Mega (1993, a fat mini-spurred didone), Milano, Nightmare, ITC Outback, Pecos, Ravenwood, Red Dawg, Relaxed Fit, Richmond Hill, Road Gothic (1996), Robertson, Senegal, ITC Serengetti, Shazam, Sign Gothic Bold Condensed, Slam Dunk, Sleepy Hollow, Swank Gothic, Title Gothic Light, Torino Modern, Triumph Gothic, Vinchenso Regular, Wackado, Yakety Yak (1994), Zany, ITC Ziggy, Zipty Do, Queen of Hearts (1991, script), Steel Magnolias (1995, blackletter family), Steeplechase (1992, wild West saloon font), Waimea (1992, poster font), Black Rising (2006, a black military style face), Summer Nights (1993, script), Sugar Shack (1995, curly script), Beaches and Cream (1996, a sans turned into a connected script), Jr High (1994, sports lettering).

Alonso Flair with its flared pants (2008) and Squat (2011, a stunted black wood style face) were started by Alonso, but finished after his death by John Bomparte, who wrote this obituary: Throughout his career at the legendary Photo-Lettering, Inc. (one that spanned four decades), Bob created original typefaces and tailored type by modifying, revising and filling out families, fashioning pieces of type for hand-lettered jobs, as well as being involved with the updating of a number of well-known logotypes. Bob was blessed with natural teaching abilities; and those in social and professional circles who had the good fortune to know him considered him not just a type designer but a mentor and a friend. As one such person close to him put it, he was a "graphic technician... back when computers were not even in site for graphic arts, he would take on any intricate&complex graphic project that others would shy away from and come up with a solution that achieved a masterpiece. I'll always remember someone saying 'this can't be done' and Bob saying let me see it and a short time later, there it was --done&perfect. I would like to think that attitude rubbed off on me. Along with this gift for teaching and explaining the complex, Bob exhibited a level of professionalism that was unsurpassed. A number of years ago when the need came to make the transition from the traditional to digital way of creating fonts, he rose to the challenge admirably. Towards the last few years of Photo-Lettering, Bob played a vital role in the conversion to digital, of many of the typefaces within the collection, notably those fonts that carry the prefix PL. More recently, Bob Alonso released several fonts through ITC, Adobe and his independent foundry, BA Graphics. Bob was on the cutting edge of his best work, and in the circumstance of his untimely passing, left a measure of unfinished designs. However, the spirit of his typographic talents and his fine sense of humor lives on through the many much-loved, and popular fonts he has left us: fonts such as Cookie Dough, Equate, Elephant Bells and Pink Mouse, to name a few.

The final font listing at MyFonts: ITC Aftershock, Alex, Alexandra Script, Allure, Alons Antique, Alons Classic, Alonso Flair, Angular, Animated Gothic, Bad Boy, Barnboard, Bedrock, Bodoni Roma, Brawn, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cafe Aroma, Calafragalistic, California Sans, Cedar Key, CEO Roman, Champ Ultra, Chardonnay, Chicken Feet, Chicken Soup, Chunky Monkey, Clearmont, Coffee Black, Cookie Dough, Crescent, Deco Inline, Deep Rising (2006, constructivist), Down Under, Elegante, Elephant Bells, Ellington Manor, Equate, Extreme, Fashion Didot (1994), Felicity Script, Flix, Fraggle, Freaky Friday Extreme, French Vanilla, Galactic, Geo, Grandeur, Granny Smith, Gusto Black, Hatari, Headline Gothic, High Intensity, Island Sans, Italian Didot, Jr High, Ka Boink, Ker Pow, Key West, Klingon, Kresson Black, Linear Gothic, Lorraine Script, Malibu Heights, Manchester, Mardi Gras, Mega, Metro Gothic, Milano (2004, a didone face), Mission Hills, National Gothic, Nightmare, Oh Sweet Pea, ITC Out of the Fridge, ITC Outback, Paladium Gothic, PC Gothic, Pecos, Pink Mouse, Queen Of Hearts, Radiance Brush, Rancho Grande, Range Gothic, Ravenwood, Relaxed Fit, Road Gothic, Robertson, Rust Bucket, S&L Gothic, Sahara Bodoni, Senegal, Serendipity, ITC Serengetti, Shadow Gothic, Shangrala, Shazam, Shore Bodoni, Sign Gothic Bold Condensed, Slam Dunk, Sleepy Hollow, Sleezy, Snaggle, Snip Tuck, South Beach, Spice, Steel Magnolias, Steeplechase, Summer Nights, Swank Gothic, Tequila, Thats Amore, Title Gothic Light, Triple Condensed Gothic, Triumph Gothic, Vinchenso Regular, Wackado, Waimea, Wall Street Gothic, Wonka (1996, named after Willy Wonka), Yakety Yak, Zany, ITC Ziggy, Zipty Do.

FontShop link. Klingspor link.

View Bob Alonso's typefaces. View the BA Graphics typeface collection. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

BaseLAB
[Joancarles P. Casasín]

Barcelona-based foundry involved in custom font work, est. 2005. Original fonts: Inclusive (2007), Urbanium (2005, a bold display face), Handwritten, Eixample (2008, octagonal and rounded), Screech (2008) and Begyptienne. Modified fonts (or re-fonts in their words) include Le Grand Palais (stencil, for La Force de l'Art, Paris, 2006), BeTV (for a Belgian TV channel), and VijfTV (a modification of Chalet for a Flemish TV station). Their custom types include Atrapalo, Kipling (a fashion mag family done in 2011), STM Montreal (2011, for the Montreal transportation system), Dialogue, Kidswa, Hangar and Costa Design. One of the main collaborators is Joancarles P. Casasín. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Benjamin Weymann

Aka Jonathon the Dog, Benjamin Weymann is located in Kassel, Germany. Behance link. Yay (2011) is a thin elegant geometric avant-garde (or vogue) face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bertrand Reguron

French designer of Achille FY (2012, a slab serif typeface done with Gia Tran, Alisa Nowak, Valentine Proust, Elvire Volk, and Gregori Vincens). This typeface was published at Fontyou.

Codesigner of Kaili FY (2013: an exotic typeface with crazy ligatures, inspired by Indian scripts, by Gregori Vincens, Bertrand Reguron, Gia Tran and Alisa Nowak) at Fontyou.

The EPS format display typeface Alice FY (2013) was codesigned by Alisa Nowak, Micaela Neustadt, Gia Tran, Bertrand Reguron and Valentine Proust at Fontyou. It was inspired by Adrien Genevard's lettering. Sub-themes are Alice in Wonderland and playing cards. The EPS format frilly script typeface Lullaby FY (2013) was codesigned by Alisa Nowak, Micaela Neustadt, Gia Tran, Bertrand Reguron and Valentine Proust at Fontyou. It too was inspired by Adrien Genevard's lettering. Exquise FY (2013) is a fashion mag didone codesigned by Bertrand Reguron, Alisa Nowak, Valentine Proust, Elvire Volk and Gia Tran at Fontyou. Gia Tran, Alisa Novak, Micaela Neustadt, Bertrand Reguron and Grégori Vincens codesigned the curvy stressed elliptical sans typeface Bruum FY (2013). In 2013, Denis Moulin, Bertrand Reguron, Valentine Proust and Laurène Girbal codesigned the hipster typeface Theory FY (2013, alchemic).

In 2014, Gia Tran and Bertrand Reguron codesigned the zombie script Vidok FY (free at Dafont).

The punchy poster typeface Kraaken FY (2014) was designed by the FontYou team of Bertrand Reguron, Alice Resseguier, Valentine Proust, Julien Priez, Gia Tran, Jérémie Hornus, and Alisa Nowak.

Bertrand Reguron, Alice Resseguier and Gia Tran codesigned the retro signage script typeface Coco FY (2014). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bill Troop

Bill Troop, a phenomenal wordsmith, runs Graphos. Just read this quote: TYPEFACE DESIGN is obtuse, incomprehensible, unsuitable, unremunerable, and irresistable. With the aid of the computer, it has never been easier to design a typeface, and never easier to manufacture one. Because of PostScript, TrueType, and font creation programs like Fontographer, Font Studio, and Font Lab, there have never been more typeface designs available, nor have there ever been so many typeface designers active. Yet, just as at all times and places there is very little good of anything to be had, so there are remarkably few fine typefaces available today. Printers now have merely a fraction of the first rate types they had in 1930. He is active in the typophile community, where he is a fervent supporter of high quality and ethical typography. Bill Troop grew up in New York and London. He studied classical piano, type design, photography and writing. He is married to the novelist Elspeth Barker, and lives in England. He designed Busted (2008, Canada Type: grunge family) and the luxurious families Didot Headline (2009, Canada Type) and Didot Display. Images of Didot Display: i, ii, iii, iv.

From 2009 until 2011, he cooperated with Patrick Griffin at Canada Type on a monumental revival of Alessandro Butti's Semplicità typeface---the new family is called Semplicità Pro. The designers write: Bill and I spent some time looking closely at Futura, the instant popularity of which in the late 1920s triggered Butti's design. This was for the most part a pleasant process of rehashing what constitues a geometric typeface, musing over the fundamental phallacy of even having such a classification in type while in reality very little geometry is left after the application of the optical adjustments inherently needed in simplified alphabet forms, trying to understand how far such concepts can go before entering into minimalism, and scoping the relativity between form simplicity and necessary refinement. Mostly academic, but very educational and definitely worth the ticket. [...] For an answer to Futura, Semplicità was certainly quite adventurous and ahead of its time. It introduced aesthetic genetics that can be seen in popular faces to this very day, which is to say eighty years later. Though some of that DNA was too avant-garde for the interwar period during which Semplicità lived out its popularity, much of it remains as an essential aesthetic typographers resort to whenever there is call for modern, techno, or high-end futuristic appeal. The most visibly adventurous forms at the time were the f and t, both which having no left-side crossbar, with the f's stem also extended down to fully occupy the typeface's descender space. Aside from those two letters, Semplicità's radical design logic and idiosyncracy become more apparent when directly compared with Futura. [...] Futura attempted to go as far as geometry could take it, which ultimately made it too rigid and considerably hurt its viability for text setting. Renner himself acknow- ledged some of its flaws, and even proposed alternate fucntionality treatments, with a more humanistic aproach applied to some forms, all of which went nowhere because Futura's momentum and revenue were deemed undisruptable by some- thing so trivial as aesthetic or functionality. William Dwiggins' Metro design, a direct descendent of the Renner’s design, went almost diametrically the opposite way of Futura, with the deco facets considerably magnified and the geometry toned down. Butti decided a design that finds the middle ground in that aesthetic tug of war was probably a better idea than either extreme. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Blue Vinyl
[Jess Latham]

Blue Vinyl (est. 1997) has free and commercial designs by Jess Latham (b. 1974, Birmingham, AL).

The early typefaces (before 2003): Grumble (1999, grunge), Hot Fudge (2003), Dia De Los Muertos BV (2003, Halloween-style dingbats), Delorita BV (2003), Dance Craze (2002), Redford (2002, black display font), CharmsBV (2002, dingbats), LearningCurve BV (for children), HornyDevils, Princess (girls stuff dings), TurnTable (2001), Vinyl Smooth (2001), StereoLab, 60sChic, Airwave, Cafe Noire, Lucky Charms, Punk Rock, Chains, Slasher, Blue Melody, Sugar Coma (1999, junk food dingbats), Metal on Metal, Hearts, Crushed Out Girl, Nuwave, Deco Cafe, Screen, Rock Star (dingbats), Gothic Ultra Trendy, Film Star, Mary Jane, Turning Japanese, Lushus, Rockabilly, (my favorite thick display letters) Moma Grape, Modular 2000, Cyber Phonic, Comic Zine (3d), Grrlz Stuff, Retro Bats, Terrible Nervz, Pop Up, Moonbow, Tropicana (Luau dingbats), Tiki Tooka, That 70's Ding, Karaoke Superstar, Pippi, Pocket Calculator, Kool Ding, Kool Ding 2, LittleTroubleGirl, Grumble, SeeingStars, AllStarBV, Awesome80sBV, HellcatsBV, HotRodGangBV, Stereolab, SweetHeartsBV, BumbleBeeBV, CandyStoreBV, CHAINSColorFill, ComicZine, CHAINS, EeronautsBV, Charms, Film-Star, JimmyDoodles, LooseCruseBold, LooseCruse, MODULAR, MonkeyWrench, OneTrickPony, PubertyStrike, PUNKROCKColorFill, PUNKROCK, Plexifont (see-through letters), SeeingStars, SooperDooper, TerribleNerves, Pandamonium BV, TrickorTreatBV, WebstarBV, Sonic Reverb (2003), Jacks (2003), Rodeo Girl BV (2003, handwriting), Jacks BV (2003, free), Majorette, Albedo, Retroclassics (two dingbat fonts), Westmore BV, KnockOut, Spellbound (2000), Speedway, Chocolate Mint Surprise, Pinky, Sparky, Glamorous, Bohemian Garden Party (1999), Fashionista (brush), Pink Martini, ValentinesBV, Macrame BV One (2002, single, double and triple-lined commercial font), Macrame Super Triline (2002), Redford BV (2002), Charms, Wedding Wishes (2002, dingbats), Bric A Brac BV (2002), Meringue BV (2002, handprinting), Retro Classics 3BV (2002, dingbats), Roller Baby BV (2003).

2004: Swan Song (calligraphic), Shimmer (connected cursive handwriting), Spin Cycle, Rock Star 2.0 (dings), Gros Marqueur (marker pen typeface).

2005: MyScars, My Bleeding Scars, Azuki (Japanese brush simulation), Taroca, Taroca Extras.

2006: BV Sans (2006), PrintClearly (2006, children's orthographics).

2007: Save Her (ecological dingbats), Confection (fancy script), Parsley Script, Pointed Brush.

2008: Synthetique (dot matrix), Lavender Script ( calligraphic), Giant Head (ultra fat signage face), Synthetique (thin dot matrix), Print Clearly, Dashed and Bold (simple sans), Disko (comic book style).

2010: Darlena (a swashy didone), Italian Hand (a connected script), Love Romance (Valentine's day dingbats), Patchouli Display (2009-2010), Secret Admirer (connected script).

2011: Fancier Script (signage face), Garden Brush (a flowing brush script).

2013: Blue Vinyl (signage script). Barmbrack (a decorative, almost sign-painted typeface).

Fontspace link. Font Squirrel link. Dafont link. Klingspor link.

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Bonnie Clas

Bonnie Clas has completed her B.F.A. and M.F.A. at Savannah College of Art and Design as a major in Graphic Design with a minor in Drawing. She has been developing her career by taking positions as a designer, illustrator, and letterer for SpotCo, Rodrigo Corral Design, and Hsu+Associates in Manhattan. She lives in New York City. Creator of TWD Sans (2011, semi-blackletter), Mecano Neue (2011), Kule Script (calligraphic, for a clothing brand), Kule Slab (2011, didone), Lady Chatterly (curly fashion mag face), Lacie (curly typeface for Latin and Cyrillic), Methodenstreit (2011, arts and crafts face), Habana (2011, Lost Type), Feverish (2011, experimental), Burlesque (art deco). She also did the lettering for tens of projects. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brandon Alvarado

Iowa-based typographer and graphic design who was born in California. He created Brodovitch (2011), a fashion mag modern decorative typeface based on Alexey Brodovitch's 1951 typeface Al-Bro. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brinnan Wimberly

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

Bropix
[Dirk Schuster]

Bropix is a foundry in Trier, Germany, est. 2011, by Dirk Schuster. Bropix created Nouvelle Vague (2010-2011), a fat didone fashion mag headline face.

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

Buero New York
[Alex Wiederin]

New York City-based studio founded in 2001 by creative director Alex Wiederin. Creator of the fashion mag display typeface Carine (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Calum Rudd

Wigan, UK-based typographer and graphic designer, who created the high-contrast fashion mag font Myth (2010). Currently studying at Staffordshire University. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Catharsis
[Christian "Cinga" Thalmann]

Catharsis is located in Leiden, The Netherlands. Before that, Christian Thalmann's page Cinga.ch was run out of Switzerland, when he was a student at ETH Zürich. It had free typefaces such as the great Arabic simulation typeface Catharsis Bedouin (2004) (available here), CatharsisCircular, CatharsisRequiem (a unicase pair), CatharsisRequiemBold, CatharsisCargo, Cirnaja Bookhand and Cirnaja Calligraphy (made for his artificial language, Obrenje), Catharsis Macchiato (2005), CatharsisEspresso (2005).

As Catharsis, the commercial foundry, he published Octant in 2013: Octant is an original steampunk display typeface drawing inspiration from Victorian-age steel and brass engineering, as well as from blackletter typography. Gryffensee (2013, in styles called Eins, Zwei and Drei) is designed to be the Futura of blackletter, combining the time-honored gravity and relentlessness of the Gothic script with the clean, contemporary freshness of the geometric sans. It also covers Cyrillic.

Backstein (2013), baked brick, took its inspiration from the broken antiqua lettering in Berlin's old subway stations.

Volantene Script (2013) is a (free) uncial display typeface inspired by the penmanship of Lady Talisa Maegyr-Stark as seen on HBO's Game of Thrones. Numina (2013, Glamour and Glory substyles) is an extensive condensed fashion-oriented typeface family related to Skyline and Corvinus.

Maestrale (2013) adds calligraphic and flamboyant extenders to a decorative text typeface for a dramatic effect. Choose between Maestrale Manual (swashy) and Manuale Text.

Blumenkind (2013) is inspired by an instance of metal-strip lettering found on the Bürgermeister Kornmesser Siedlung residential building complex in Berlin from the 1960s.

Brillinace (2013) is a glamorous contemporary display blackletter combining the rich tapestry of Textura with a hint of the airy lightness of Spencerian script. Let's say that it is a light-hearted Textura.

1001 fonts link. Yet another URL. Fontspace link. Behance link. Klingspor link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Charles Daoud
[Charles Daoud Type (or: CD Type)]

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Charles Daoud Type (or: CD Type)
[Charles Daoud]

Charles Daoud (CD Type, est. 2013) is a graphic designer and art director in Laval, near Montreal. He was born in Montreal in 1980. His typefaces include:

  • Dense (2013). A free geometric sans serif typeface family.
  • Dual (2014). A geometric sans with many features that will make hipsters happy. Dual 100 is one of the finest hairline sans faces of the recent past. Dual 300 is free.
  • Quartier (2011). A sans headline typeface.
  • Voga. A stylish high-contrast condensed didone with a free Medum weight.

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

Charlie Zinno

Argentinian graphic and type designer, b. 1984. Director of Name Agency. Award winner at Tipos Latinos 2010 and selected in 2010 to be part of the Premios de Diseño Joven del Centro Cultural de España for his text typeface Latinité Roman and The Dot (2009-2012, a fashion mag ornamental didone typeface).

Charlie writes: Latinité is a text typeface inspired by an French artistic movement called La Graphie Latine. The design of this typeface is based on the calligraphic gesture. The typeface proportions and low contrast make it suitable for small text sizes. The design was influenced by ITC Mendoza,, all of Crous-Vidal's work, and even Bram de Does's Lexicon.

For The Dot, inspiration came from the original fonts in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, Herb Lubalin's take on contrasted typefaces, and François Boltana's Stilla. He writes: When I was in the final stages of the creative process I started to relate The Dot with the image of a soprano singer. Usually they are beautiful, neat and full bodied women. They have a sort of elegance which is transmitted by their voice and completed by their image, and I wanted something like that for The Dot. The Fat version was finished and it was impossible not to imagine how it might look if it become Extra Thin. So, if The Dot Fat was a Soprano The Dot Extra Light would be the Contralto. For the eight weights of The Dot, Ricardo Santos helped out. The Dot was part of an exhibition called Efervescente produced by CCEBA in Rosario, Argentina.

Personal web site. MyFonts link. Old URL to Estudiomínimo. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Charlotte Wiltz

Parisian designer of the stylish fashion mag semi-didone typeface Vague (2014) and of the modular typeface Point Barre (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chase

Californian designer (b. 1993) with a great motto: No I won't design something just for you. If I make it, it has to be publicly available. Dafont link.

Creator of Liquid Crystal (2012, the ultimate LCD typeface family), Linkin Park, Unbound Pro (2012, a free industrial stencil typeface), Adele, a monoline avant garde sans headline face, modeled after the cover of the CD album Adele 21 by singer and song writer Adele. Couture Bold (2012, free font) is a solid thick sans all caps typeface based on the Chanel logo.

Open Font Library link. Home page. Devian tart link. Aka styrofoamballs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chris van Niekerk

During his studies at Leeds College of Art, Chris van Niekerk CVN Design) created the fashion mag typeface Modern No. 4 (2012) and Amstersans (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christian "Cinga" Thalmann
[Catharsis]

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Christian Schwartz
[Commercial Type (Was: Schwartzco)]

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Christina Stougaard

Graphic designer in Haderslev, Denmark, who is studying graphic design and communication at the School of Visual Communication in Denmark. Behance link.

In 2012, she created the high-contrast fashion mag typeface Reddish. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christoph Dunst
[Atlas Font Foundry]

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Christoph Ruprecht

Christoph Ruprecht is an art director in Karlsruhe, Germany. He created several typefaces in 2013, including Solyaris (an ultra-sophisticated fashion typeface). Before that, he designed Cygnus Alpha (2009, a techno family), Code (2009, a 3d face), Psychodelics (2010), and Typolyrics (2009).

Behance link. Cargo collective link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Claudia Mendez Cordero

Graphic designer in Huelva, Spain, who created the fashionable typeface New Didonas Sans Serif (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Claudio Guzmán

Graduate from FADU, University of Buenos Aires, who created the typeface Queen (2010), a hairline fashion mag face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Closefonts
[Simon Schmidt]

Closefonts is a foundry that was set up in 1997 by Simon Schmidt (b. 1968, Hamburg). He studied graphic design and typography at Parsons School of Design, New York and at Kunstschule Alsterdamm in Hamburg, Germany. After three years as an art director in advertising, he became aa self-employed graphic and type designer specializing in corporate design. His typefaces can be found at Fontomas and Closefonts.

They include Monolith, Delay (2001, has kitchen tile weights), Beta, Hybrid, Ogra, Ograbic (Couscous, Falafel, Kebab: Arabic simulation faces), Hybrid, Schlager (50s diner font), Ness, Lorem Ipsum, Maxpo, Call (free), Gridder (1999, free), Dotter (free), CloseRaceDrive (2000), CloseRacePark (2000), CloseCall, CloseGridder.

Some of Simon Schmidt's fonts can be bought at Fountain: Delay, Hybrid, Monolith, Ness, Schlager. He designed the pair Park and Drive in his Race series at fontomas.com in 2000. He created Hookline in 2001 at Fontomas. His 2007 fashionably elegant Vogue-style sans typeface Mondän is stunning.

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

Coline Kupiec

During her studies at École de Design Nantes Atlantique, France, Coline Kupiec created the condensed fashion mag typeface Essertine (2014) and the plumpish didone typeface Roundness (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Commercial Type (Was: Schwartzco)
[Christian Schwartz]

Foundry, est. 2009 or 2010 by Paul Barnes (London and New York) and Christian Schwartz (New York). Their own blurb: Commercial Type is a joint venture between Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz, who have collaborated since 2004 on various typeface projects, most notably the award winning Guardian Egyptian. The company publishes retail fonts developed by Schwartz and Barnes, their staff, and outside collaborators, and also represents the two when they work together on typedesign projects. Following the redesign of The Guardian, as part of the team headed by Mark Porter, Schwartz and Barnes were awarded the Black Pencil from the D&AD. The team were also nominated for the Design Museum's Designer of the Year prize. In September 2006, Barnes and Schwartz were named two of the 40 most influential designers under 40 in Wallpaper. Klingspor link.

In house type designers in 2010: Paul Barnes, Christian Schwartz, Berton Haasebe, and Abi Huynh.

  • Austin (+Cyrillic): Designed for British style magazine Harper's&Queen, Austin is a loose revival of the typefaces of Richard Austin of the late 18th century for the publisher John Bell. Working as a trade engraver Austin cut the first British modern and later the iconoclastic Scotch Roman. Narrow without being overtly condensed, Austin is a modern with the styling and sheen of New York in the 1970s. Designed by Paul Barnes and Ilya Ruderman from 2007 until 2009. Has a Cyrillic.
  • Giorgio (+Sans): Giorgio and its matching sans were designed for Chris Martinez at T, the New York Times Style Magazine, bringing runway proportions to the page in contrasting ways. Designed by Christian Schwartz, 2008-2009.
  • Graphik: The dominant trend of the mid twentieth century simple sans serifs still reverberates in visual culture. Graphik proves that it is still possible to create something refreshing inspired by this era. Taking cues from the less-known anonymous grotesques and geometric sans serifs, Graphik is perfectly suited for graphic and publication design. Originally designed for the Schwartz's own corporate identity, it was later finished for Condé Nast Portfolio and then expanded for Wallpaper and later T, the New York Times Style Magazine. Designed by Christian Schwartz in 2009.
  • Guardian (Egyptian Headline, Sans Headline, Egyptian Text, Agate Sans): What happens when you try to make a new sans serif by chopping the slabs off of an Egyptian? That was the original inspiration behind this modern classic designed for Mark Porter and the Guardian newspaper. Comprised of several interrelated families: Sans and Egyptian for headlines; a Text Egyptian; and an Agate Sans, every possible typographic need of a daily paper is fulfilled. Serious news headlines, expressive features, readable text, tiny financial listings, info graphics, and everything in between can be capably handled with ease. Designed by Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz, 2009.
  • Lyon Text: Begun as Kai Bernau's degree project on the Type + Media course at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague, Bernau extensively revised the typeface in time for its debut in the New York Times Magazine in 2009. Like many of the great seriffed typefaces it draws intelligently from the work of Robert Granjon, the master of the Renaissance, while having a contemporary feel. Its elegant looks, are matched with an intelligent, anonymous nature, making it excellent for magazines, book and newspapers. Designed by Kai Bernau, 2009.
  • Neue Haas Grotesk (2011).
  • Stag (+Sans, Dot, Stencil, Sans Round): Stag started as a small family of slab serifs commissioned for headlines by the US edition of Esquire magazine and eventually grew into a sprawling multi-part family including a flexible sans companion and two additional display variants that are probably best described as special effects. Designed by Christian Schwartz, Berton Hasebe and Ross Milne, 2008, 2009.
  • Atlas Grotesk (2012, by Kai Bernau, Susan Carvalho and Christian Schwartz, Commercial Type). A revival of Dick Dooijes's Mercator.
  • VF Didot (2013) is a custom Didot by Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz for Vanity Fair, as requested by its design director, Chris Dixon. Based on work of Molé Le Jeune, a punchcutter used by the Didot family in the early part of the 19th century, VFDidot has 7 optical sizes and up to 5 weights in each size, plus small caps and even a stencil style.
  • Zizou or Clouseau (2011). A reworking (from memory) of Antique Olive (1960, Roger Excoffon). This was published at the end of 2013 as Duplicate (2013, with Miguel Reyes). In three styles, Slab, Sans and Ionic. Commercial Type writes: Christian Schwartz wanted to see what the result would be if he tried to draw Antique Olive from memory. He was curious whether this could be a route to something that felt contemporary and original, or if the result would be a pale imitation of the original. Most of all, he wanted to see what he would remember correctly and what he would get wrong, and what relationship this would create between the inspiration and the result. Though it shares some structural similarities with Antique Olive and a handful of details, like the shape of the lowercase a, Duplicate Sans is not a revival, but rather a thoroughly contemporary homage to Excoffon. Duplicate Sans was finally finished at the request of Florian Bachleda for his 2011 redesign of Fast Company. Bachleda wanted a slab companion for the sans, so Schwartz decided to take the most direct route: he simply added slabs to the sans in a straightforward manner, doing as little as he could to alter the proportions, contrast, and stylistic details in the process. The bracketed serifs and ball terminals that define the Clarendon genre (also known as Ionic) first emerged in Britain in the middle of the 19th century. While combining these structures with a contemporary interpretation of a mid-20th century French sans serif seems counterintutive, the final result feels suprisingly natural. The romans are a collaboration between Christian Schwartz and Miguel Reyes, but the italic is fully Reyes's creation, departing from the sloped romans seen in Duplicate Sans and Slab with a true cursive. Mark Porter and Simon Esterson were the first to use the family, in their 2013 redesign of the Neue Züricher Zeitung am Sonntag. Beecause the Ionic genre has ll ong been a common choice for text in newspapers, Duplicate Ionic is a natural choice for long texts.
  • Kommissar (2014, Schwartzco). A condensed sans family with little contrast that was inspired by 1920s type styles like Vertikal and Paul Renner's Plak.

    The crew in 2012 includes Paul Barnes (Principal), Christian Schwartz (Principal), Vincent Chan (type designer), Berton Hasebe (type designer) and Mark Record (font technician). Miguel Reyes joined in 2013.

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  • Daniel Barba

    Designer and illustrator in Mexico City. Creator of the fashion mag display typeface Isadora (2013) and the high-contrast display typeface Jericho (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Daniel Brokstad

    Daniel Brokstad lived in Australia fortwo where he graduated from RMIT University in Bachelor of Design. He returned to Stavanger, Norway, in 2011.

    Daniel created the extreme-contrast art deco / fashion mag typeface Casanova (2011), which features two choices of tilt---positive and negative. The way in which this typeface is used by Brokstad is sheer genius.

    In 2013, he designed the decorative caps typeface Medic Type.

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    Daniel Hernández Sanchez
    [Hernández Type (was: Estudio de diseño Calderón)]

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    Daniel Keith Bale
    [DKB Fonts]

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    Dario Vazquez

    Designer in Guadalajara, Mexico, whose studio is called Bimabel. He created the Peignotian fashion mag caps face Animex (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    David Hubner
    [Formlos (was: Folio)]

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    David Jonathan Ross
    [DJR Type]

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    David Rudnick

    Born in 1986, David Rudnick is a graphic designer in the UK. He created quite a number of typefaces ca. 2013. These include:

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    DeeAit
    [Mathias Doblhammer]

    Mathias Doblhammer (DeeAit) is a graphic designer and illustrator from Vienna, His typefaces include Benchmark (2007), Fashion Victim (2009, hairline avant-garde face), Bowler (2008, rounded and ultra-fat), and Lazy Fox (2009, connected octagonal experiment). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Dejan Cirkvencic Kralj

    Dejan Cirkvencic Kralj (Re-Format, Ljubljana, Slovenia) created the free high-contrast smooth-edged fashion mag typeface Sundari (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Denis Serebryakov
    [Dzianis Serabrakou]

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    Derek Guo

    Designer in British Columbia who created the fashion mag high-contrast typeface Kursive (2013).

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    Diana Sanchez

    Designer from Brooklyn, NY [now living in Helsinki], who graduated from The School of Visual Arts in 2007. Creator of Numbers (2013), a beautiful circuit-inspired octagonal set of numbers. She also made the Peignotian fashion mag typeface Victoria (2013). Other typefaces include Travel Type (outlined style) and Gemma (2014, beveled).

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    Didot: Brands

    Didot is everyhere, on fashion mag covers like Vogue and Bazaar, on billboards, and in brand logos such as Hilton, Dior, cK, Boss, Yves Saint-Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Zara and Guess. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Dimitris Chatzelas

    Designer in Volos, Greece. He made the interesting multiline geometric typeface Sob (2011), which is built with triangles. Osi (2011) is a rounded geometric sans typeface for Latin and Greek. Chaplain (2011) is a display typeface with a religious look.

    Unida (2012) is a high-contrast fashion mag face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Dirk Schuster
    [Bropix]

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    District (was: CV Type)
    [Galen Lawson]

    CV Type, since 2013 called District, is Galen Lawson (b. Greensboro, NC, 1975), an artist who specialized first in graffiti type and logotypes and then expanded to cover all bases, including several distinctive masterpieces such as Blancmange and Hoban. He lives in Washington, DC. In 2013, CV Type became District.

    His creations from 2010 until 2012: Aeron (2010, semi-serifed family, with a crippled lower case h), Hijinx (2009, a headline face), Verlico (2009, a take on Optima), and Frusta (2010, a 5-style slab serif family), Level (2010, an elliptical sans family), Reverie (2011, a curly sans), Encoder (2011, a slabby stencil family), Blancmange (2012: a tall informal semi-brush family), Reverie OT (2012).

    Typefaces from 2013: Hoban (Light and Bold, a pair of high-contrast fashion mag faces), Fair Sans (unicase), Fair Sans Text.

    Typefaces from 2014: Fair Sans Text.

    Klingspor link. Behance link.

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    DJR Type
    [David Jonathan Ross]

    DJR Type (was Lowell, MA, and now is in Los Angeles, CA) stands for David Jonathan Ross Type.

    His fonts include Lavinia and Manicotti (an ultra reversed-stress Western-look display face), an untitled French Clarendon and and untitled semi-serif. Originally from Los Angeles, he was a student at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, where he studied information design and typographic tradition. The fat Egyptian typeface DJR Manicotti (Western saloon style) won an award at TDC2 2007 (for a free lookalike, see Plagiacotti (2009, Saberrider)).

    In 2006 he was working on this semi-serif font (2006), as well as Climax Text (2006). Climax is a text and display series that was designed for Hampshire's student newspaper.

    After graduation, he joined Font Bureau as a junior designer and is currently assisting with custom projects and expanding Font Bureau's retail library. In 2009, he published Trilby (Font Bureau), based on 19th century French Clarendon of wood type fame.

    His 2010 project at Font Bureau was his biggest yet--a 60-style art deco family called Condor.

    Turnip (2012) is an angular and manly text face, also published at Font Bureau.

    In 2013, Ross revived Nebiolo's Forma for the redesign of Hong Kong Tatler, a fashion mag, supervised and commissioned by Roger Black, now based in Hong Kong. Read about the whole process in this piece by Indra Kupferschmid.

    In 2014, David Jonathan Ross created the formidable 168-style programming font family Input (Font Bureau). Input is free for private use.

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    DKB Fonts
    [Daniel Keith Bale]

    Located in Casino, NSW, Australia, DKB Fonts is Daniel Keith Bale's outfit. A graphic designer and illustrator, his first typeface is Aurélie (2005), a curly fashionable display face. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Dominic Pedruco

    Based in San Francisco, Dominic Pedruco created Vendre (2014), a sans typeface for fashion magazines. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Dominique Zalewski

    Graphic designer in Buenos Aires who created the art deco caps typeface Cover Type (2013), which is based on a typeface created by Eduardo Garcia Benito for Vogue, 1917-1920. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    DooType
    [Eduilson Wessler Coán]

    Curitiba-based Brazilian digital type foundry, est. in 2008 by Eduilson Wessler Coan (b. 1983, Curutiba). Myfonts link. Their fonts:

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

    Dzianis Serabrakou
    [Denis Serebryakov]

    Denis Serebryakov's Design studio in Minsk, Belarus creates logotypes and identity based on original lettering and own production fonts. Appetite (2011) is a black upright script family. It was followed by Appetite Contrast (2012) and the italic version, Appetite New (2012), the sketched version, Appetite Sketch (2013), and Appetite Rounded (2014).

    Myster (2012) is a random font in which each glyph has three alternatives. General (2012) is an elegant casual sans family. Germes (2012) is a grotesk family with some contrast and with some reverse serifs added sparingly. Germes Sans (2012) is the sans version.

    Statut (2012) is an elegant thin typeface that is based on calligraphic work by Belarusian artist Pavel Semchenko.

    Oldsman No. 1 (2012) is a fashion mag typeface.

    Displace (2013, +Displace Cut) is a sans typeface drawn with a tilted nib. Ultratype (2013) is an angular typeface designed for Ultralab.

    Typefaces from 2014: Bouquet (a fat brushy script, with Cyrillic).

    Behance link. Home page. MyFonts link for Denis Serebryakov. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Eduardo Garcia Benito

    Painter and illustrator of the art deco era, b. Valladolid, Spain, 1881, d. Valladolid, 1981. He became famous for his fashionable covers and illustrations for Vogue and Vanity Fair, and maintained offices in Paris and New York. During 1917-1920, he designed some typefaces for special use by Vogue. These were dug up by Dominique Zalewski (Buenos Aires) in 2013, and provided inspiration for Dominique's Cover Type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Eduilson Wessler Coán
    [DooType]

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    Edward Benguiat

    Born in New York in 1927, Ed grew up in Brooklyn. He was once a very prominent jazz percussionist playing in several big bands with Stan Kenton and Woody Herman, among others. He has created a large number of typefaces between 1970 and 1995. About his career, he once said: I'm really a musician, a jazz percussionist. One day I went to the musician's union to pay dues and I saw all these old people who were playing bar mitzvahs and Greek weddings. It occurred to me that one day that's going to be me, so I decided to become an illustrator. He designed more than 400 faces for PhotoLettering. He played a critical role in establishing The International Typeface Corporation (or ITC) in the late '60s and early '70s. Founded in 1971 by designers Herb Lubalin, Aaron Burns, and Ed Ronthaler, ITC was formed to market type to the industry. Lubalin and Burns contacted Benguiat, whose first ITC project was working on Souvenir. Ed became a partner with Lubalin in the development of U&lc, ITC's famous magazine, and the creation of new typefaces such as Tiffany, Benguiat, Benguiat Gothic, Korinna, Panache, Modern No. 216, Bookman, Caslon No. 225, Barcelona, Avant Garde Condensed, and many more. With Herb Lubalin, Ed eventually became vice-president of ITC until its sale to Esselte Ltd.

    Ed is a popular keynote speaker at major type meetings, including, e.g., at TypeCon 2011, where he entertained the crowd with quotes such as I do not think of type as something that should be readable. It should be beautiful. Screw readable. His typefaces---those from PhotoLettering excepted:

    • ITC Avant Garde Gothic (1971-1977, with Andre Gurtler, Tom Carnase, Christian Mengelt, and Erich Gschwind).
    • ITC Modern No. 216 (text family). The Softmaker versions are called M791 Modern and Montpellier.
    • Modern No. 20, after the Stephenson Blake original from 1905. [Image by Kristen Cleghorn]
    • ITC Barcelona (1981).
    • ITC Bauhaus (1974-1975). ITC Bauhaus was codesigned with Victor Caruso. The Softmaker versions are called R790 Sans and Dessau. The Infinitype ersion is Dessau. The Bitstream version is Geometric 752.
    • ITC Benguiat (1977) and ITC Benguiat Gothic (1977-1979). Comic book style faces called Benjamin and Benjamin Gothic on the SoftMaker MegaFont XXL CD (2002). Softmaker also has fonts called B693 Roman and B691 Sans that are identical.
    • Benguiat Roman (1960s).
    • PL Bernhardt (Photo-Lettering, 1970), modeled after a 1930-1931 design by Lucian Bernhard.
    • ITC Bookman (1975). See B791 Roman on the SoftMaker MegaFont XXL CD (2002).
    • Calendar (1960s).
    • ITC Caslon 224 (1983). In 1960, he added Benguiat Caslon Swash, and in 1970, Caslon 223 followed. See C790 Roman on the SoftMaker MegaFont XXL CD (2002), and Caslon CP (2012, Claude Pelletier).
    • ITC Century Handtooled (1993).
    • ITC Cheltenham Handtooled (1993).
    • ITC Edwardian Script (1994).
    • ITC Garamond Handtooled.
    • ITC Korinna (1974): after a 1904 typeface called Korinna by Berthold. Michael Brady thinks it is a very very close to the Berthold original.
    • Laurent (1960s).
    • Lubalin Graph (1974, ITC). By Herb Lubalin, Ed Benguiat, Joe Sundwall, and Tony DiSpigna.
    • ITC Panache Book (1987).
    • Scorpio (1960s).
    • ITC Souvenir (1977). Kent Lew: Benguiat revived Benton's Souvenir for ITC in the '70s and that was well-received for a while. On the other hand, look what happened after that. Souvenir in the ATF 1923 catalog looks really nice, IMO. Souvenir in the '70s seems cliché now. Souvenir these days would be downright dorky. Souvenir was done by Benguiat in 1967 at PhotoLettering. Morris Fuller Benton's original model was from 1914. It was described by Simon Loxley as follows: Souvenir is a typeface that is intractably rooted in style to a particular era, although one a half-century after its creation. It is a quintessential late 1960s and 1970s typeface, informal, with full rounded character shapes and rounded serifs, a laid-back Cheltenham. The Bitstream version of ITC Souvenir was called Sovran.
    • ITC Tiffany (1974), a fashion mag typeface family. Adobe says that it is a blend of Ronaldson, released in 1884 by the MacKellar Smiths&Jordan foundry, and Caxton, released in 1904 by American Type Founders.
    • PL Torino (1960, Photo-Lettering), a blackboard bold didone-inspired typeface.
    • In 2004, House Industries released five faces based on the lettering of Ed Benguiat: Ed Interlock (1400 ligatures---based on Ed's Interlock, Photolettering, 1960s), Ed Roman (animated bounce), Ed Script, Ed Gothic and Bengbats.
    • He did logotypes for many companies, including Esquire, New York Times, Playboy, Reader's Digesn, Sports Illustrated, Look, Estée Lauder, AT&T, A&E, Planet of the Apes, Super Fly.
    • Lesser known Photolettering faces include Benguiat Bounce, Benguiat Boutique, Benguiat Bravado, Benguiat Brush, Benguiat Buffalo (+Ornaments), Benguiat Century, Benguiat Cinema, Benguiat Congressional, Benguiat Cooper Black, Benguiat Cracle, Benguiat Crisp, Benguiat Debbie, Benguiat Montage, Benguiat Roman. Scorpio, Laurent and Charisma, all done in the 1960s, are psychedlic types.

    Links: Linotype, CV by Elisa Halperin. Daylight Fonts link (in Japanese). Catalog by Daylight, part I, part II.

    Pics harvested from the web: Portrait With Ilene Strivzer at ATypI 1999. One more with Strivzer. With Jill Bell at ATypI 1999. In action. At TypeCon 2011 with Matthew Carter and Alejandro Paul. At the same meeting with Carole Wahler and with Roger Black.

    FontShop link. Klingspor link.

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    Edwin W. Shaar

    American type designer, designer, writer, b. 1906 or 1915. For some time he was assistant art director at Monotype and art director at Intertype. He made several phototype typefaces. His typefaces include:

    • 1939: Czarin (lowercase only by him), done at Baltimore Type.
    • 1939: Flash and Flash Bold (Lanston Monotype), a signage typeface of limited beauty. See also Flash EF. Linotype has a similar fat brush typeface called Okay. I assume it has the same genetic roots. See Falcon by SoftMaker and Flash EF by Elsner and Flake for a digital version of Flash, Brush Hand (by WSI), Brush Hand New (a free font by Keith Bates) and 0670 Script (also by SoftMaker) for a digital version of Flash and/or Okay. Mac McGrew: Flash is an informal brush-drawn script letter, cut by Monotype in 1939. It was the first typeface designed by Edwin W. Shaar, who designed Flash Bold the following year. The lighter weight is somewhat similar to Dom Diagonal, cut later by ATF. Also compare Balloon.
    • 1940: Valiant (Lanston Monotype), a display face. ac McGrew: Valiant is a vigorous thick-and-thin letter with the appearance of having been lettered quickly but well with a broad pen. It was designed by Edwin W. Shaar for Monotype in 1940, and is similar to Lydian Bold Condensed, though a little heavier. It is suggestive of Samson, but condensed.
    • 1952: Futura Extra Bold (Intertype), followed by Futura Extra Bold Italic in 1955 at Intertype as well. For a digital version, see Function Script by SoftMaker.
    • 1952: Nuptial Script (Intertype).
    • 1954: Futura Script (Scangraphic). See Future Script EF by Elsner & Flake.
    • 1954: Imperial (+Bold, +Italic), done at Intertype, and called Gazette by Linotype in 1977. The New York Times uses Imperial for its text since 1967, but it is based on in-house scans of the old metal Imperial (an Intertype design from 1954), not on the digital versions from Intertype or Linotype. The typophiles discuss Imperial: Kent Lew states The New York Times text is Imperial. Has been for at least the last several years. Koppa points out that the NY Times Imperial designed by Intertype looks like an ATF Century Old Style rip-off. [...] I will stick with my opinion that the original, the metal Century Old Style, credited to M Benton, is better than the copy-cat Intertype Imperial and most definitely better than the copy-cat digital Imperial I saw on myfonts.com last night. Bitstream made a digital version of Imperial. Mac McGrew: Imperial was designed by Edwin W. Shaar in 1954 as a newspaper text face. Like most other news faces it has a large x-height with short descenders. but unlike most news faces of the time, it blends certain oldstyle and contemporary characteristics, and is a little narrower and more closely fitted. This gives a feeling of friendliness and warmth, but retains a high degree of legibility.
    • 1960: Royal (+Italic, +Bold): a sans family that is easy to read in small point sizes.
    • 1960: Windsor (+Bold) (Intertype, New York), a newspaper face.
    • Vogue Extra Condensed (Intertype).
    • 1974: Satellite (+Italic, +Bold), done at Intertype. Mac McGrew: Satellite is a newspaper typeface designed by Edwin W. Shaar for Intertype in 1974. With large x-height and sturdy hairlines, especially in the bold version, it is designed for legibility under the rigors of high-speed newspaper production, but without sacrificing a stylish appearance.
    • Shaar Diane, a Photo-Lettering calligraphic face.

    Linotype link. FontShop link. Klingspor PDF.

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    Ekaterina Koroleva

    Illustrator in Berlin, whose brush and pen lettering on fashion posters is distinctive and powerful. Of particular beauty are her Zodiac sign illustrations (2011) and her fashion drawings (2012).

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    Elena Kowalski
    [Glen Jan]

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    Elena Mompó

    Very original fashion designer and illustrator in Barcelona. Her Fashion Type Maison Martin Margiela (2014) is an aquarel alphabet based on fashion drawings. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Elif Karabulut

    Elif Karabulut (Eskisehir, Turkey) created a teardrop and ball terminal-laden set of didone caps and called it Ivy Bodoni (2013).

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    Elliot Hutchinson

    Graphic design student at Swinburne University TAFE in Australia. Creator of the extremely contrasted didone display typeface Refined (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Elvire Volk Leonovitch

    French designer of Younion FY (2012, a monoline display sans serif typeface done with Alisa Nowak, Valentine Proust, Gregori Vincens, Gia Tran). This typeface was published at Fontyou. Younion One FY is free at Dafont.

    Exquise FY (2013) is a fashion mag didone codesigned by Bertrand Reguron, Alisa Nowak, Valentine Proust, Elvire Volk and Gia Tran at Fontyou.

    MyFonts link for Fontyou.

    Designer at Hubert & Fischer in 2014 of Rubik One and Rubik Mono One, freely doiwnloadable from Google Web Fonts. These slightly rounded heavyweight fonts were designed under the art direction of Hubert & Fischer. They were originally creeated for the branding of the Rubik's Cube Exhibition "Beyond Rubik's Cube" the Liberty Science Center, Jersey City. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Emma Grey: Newspaper and magazine typefaces

    Emma Grey (Brooklyn, NY) surveys typeface choices for various media. She compiled he following lists:

    • Newspapers:
      • Moderno FB: Used by Reforma, El Norte, Baltimore Sun, Montreal Gazette.
      • Houston: Used by the Houston Chronicle.
      • Guardian: Used by The Guardian.
      • Letras Oldstyle: Used by Letras Libres.
      • Miller Headline: The Boston Globe.
      • Miller Daily: Used by The Guardian.
      • Stilson: Used by The Washington Post.
      • Sky News HD: Used by Sky News.
      • Rocky: For Rocky Mountain News.
    • Magazines:
      • Moderno FB: Used by Esquire Gentleman.
      • Salvo Sams and Serif: Used by AARP Publications.
      • Stainless: See Premiere Magazine.
      • Garamond FB and Skyline: Used by Conde Nast.
      • Popular: Used by Popular Mechanics.
      • Heron Sans: Used by Men's Health.
      • Tangier and Miller Banner Black: Used by Glamour.
      • Reactor FB: Used by Fuse Magazine.
      • High Tower Used by AIGA Journal.
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    E-phemera (was: HPLHS Prop Fonts, and earlier: Prop Fonts)
    [Andrew H. Leman]

    Andrew Leman is a prop designer in Hollywood, CA. The type foundry HPLHS Prop Fonts (was: Ephemera, Prop Fonts) was started by Hollywood's Andrew Leman, and is now located in Pasadena, CA. Some fonts are free, most are commercial.

    Dafont link. Klingspor link.

    Andrew Leman's fonts:

    • Cablegram (2001, old typewriter face, T-26).
    • Leviathan.
    • Garamold (2007, 2 styles).
    • Journalistic (2007, a blackletter inspired by the nameplate of a New England newspaper from the 1920s).
    • Blackburn (2006, distressed).
    • RTemporal (2006, blackletter).
    • Fonts in the HPLHS series, dated 2002: HeadlineTwoHPLHS, OldStyle1HPLHS, OldstyleItalicHPLHS, OldstyleSmallCapsHPLHS, Rogo, SlabSerifHPLHS, TelegramHPLHS, WW2BlackletterHPLHS, WW2BlackltrAltHPLHS, HPLHS-Lovecraft Cursive and Block (replica of H. P. Lovecraft's own handwriting), HPLHS-Autograph Lanier (replica of the 1875 handwriting of Sidney Lanier, a 19th century American poet), HPLHS-TextSerif (really Linotype Antique No. 1), HPLHS-TypoScript, HPLHS-TextSerif Oblique, HPLHS-Bulfinch, HPLHS-Colwell, HPLHS-Colwell Italic, HPLHS-Cromwell, HPLHS-National Oldstyle (after Goudy's font by that name), HPLHS-Post Monotone, HPLHS-Atlas Italic, HPLHS-Italic, HPLHS-Victoria (from the 1923 ATF book), HPLHS-Manuscript Caps, HPLHS-Tome Pi, HPLHS-TypoGothic, HPLHS-Copperplate Roman, HPLHS-Gothic520, HPLHS-Times Gothic, HPLHS-Persnickety, HPLHS-Roman Engraved, HPLHS-Mercantile, HPLHS-Mercantile Oblique, HPLHS-Mercantile Card, HPLHS-Headline Modified, HPLHS-ExtraExtra, HPLHS-Extra (wood type), HPLHS-Forsythe, HPLHS-MetroThin, HPLHS-MetroLight, HPLHS-MetroMedium, HPLHS-MetroMedium Italic, HPLHS-MetroBlack, HPLHS-Policy Gothic, HPLHS-Black Gothic, HPLHS-Gothic Compressed, HPLHS-Black Condensed, HPLHS-Black Oblique, HPLHS-Electro Gothic, HPLHS-Blackletter (an irregular hand-drawn textura font based on the lettering of French heraldic engraver Charles Demengeot).
    • The E-phemera Font Collection, available from MyFonts, which includes these fonts, with a majority being retro or script faces: Policy Gothic (2012, an eroded caps face), Mooseheart (2012), Operapolitan (2012), Fishwrapper (2012), Fred (2007, inspired by a 1930s typeface by Fred G. Cooper), Schreibweise (2007, a pirate-flavored font inspired by a hand-lettered manuscript dating from 1492), Cablegram-Regular, Golden Ticket-Base, Cablegram-Urgent, Golden Ticket-Fill, Cablegram-Madras, Golden Ticket-Highlight, Cablegram-Ottoman, Julius Klinger (2003, based on 1925 fabric lettering by Julius Klinger), Cablegram-Zagreb, DMV Printer, Landry Gothic, Telegrafo, Toronto Gothic (2003: worn wood type or letterpress emulation, close to Condensed Titling Gothic #11), Vogue (pencil-lettered caps), Penitentiary Gothic (+Fill, +Lolite, +Hilite, +Shadow), Chicago House, Compliments (+Upright), Satisfaction (script based on 1930s cigarette ads), Vandal Broke Extra Juicy, Lanier (2004), Impersonal. The Cablegram and DMV series are typewriter fonts. Heck Italic (2010) is based on captions, labels and legends appearing on 19th-century maps and natural history engravings by Johann Georg Heck. Dai Vernon (2010) is based on the handwriting of card magician Dai Vernon.

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    EPS51

    Design studio of Ben Wittner, Sascha Thoma and Daniel Fürst, located in Berlin. Custom fonts made by them include Newface 51 (for M4 Models / Newfaces), Rayon51 (2011, a monoline sans for the magazine Animated), Futur-A-Script (2010), Bodoni Stencil (2009, for Chris Holzinger), Baseet (2009, an Arabic script typeface done with Pascal Zoghbi), Holzinger51 (2008), and the Talib family of typefaces (2008, Arabic simulation fonts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Erik Jay Deleon

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

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    Erté

    Erté (Romain de Tirtoff) was a well-known art deco era artist. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1892, he died in 1990 in Paris. In 1912, Erté moved to Paris. In 1915, he began an association with Harper's Bazaar by designing covers of each of their magazines for the next 22 years. He became known for elegant lithographs and sculptures for the fashion industry. On these pages, you find an elegant set of capitals and numerals in which the glyphs are formed by elegantly drawn naked women.

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    Etah Chen

    Graffiti letters blended with didone yields a fashion mag typeface called Vato Modern (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    F25 Digital Typeface Design
    [Volker Busse]

    Volker Busse (F25 Digital Typeface Design) is a graphic designer at Grafikkontor in Berlin.

    Designer of the old typewriter simulation fonts F25 Executive (2008), F25 BlackletterTypewriter (2006), Typewriter Condensed (2007), Telegraphem (2004), Cella (2007) and Daisy Wheel (2007). He also made Am Sans (2005), which he derived from a 1960s sample of Intertype Vogue (itself a geometric and clean-lined sans, ca. 1930), and F25 Bank Printer (a MICR family, 2005).

    At FontStruct, he made F25 Borderfont (2009, a multiline family including styles called Alita and Kapata), F25 Fontstruction 157 (2009, experimental), and Hidden Text 01 (2009).

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

    Fabio Tridenti

    Art director at M&C Satchi in Milan. Creator of the high-contrast fashion mag typeface Penguin (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Fan Xiaoxue

    During her studes in Paris, Fan Xiaoxue created the fashion mag typeface Moustache (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Federico Landini

    Designer in Barcelona who was born in 1982 in Pistoia, Italy. He created the ultra fat counterless typeface Virgola Mobile (2010) and the elegant art eco fashion mag typeface Fabrizio (2011). In 2011, he created an original octagonal typeface called Excellens: Excellens is the first font totally created using Microsoft EXCEL 97. The glyph design was done using a standard EXCEL 97 worksheet, adding some border and diagonal color to draw the letters shape. The final result is something that reminds one of the Cholo Graffiti Calligraphy used by Mexican gangs in Los Angeles, but in a new digital and elegant way. Anunnaki (2011) is an artificial language font.

    Federico Landini and Jonathan Calugo cooperated on Chinotto Regular (2012), a sans typeface custom designed for the Pistoia Underground Festival.

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

    Felix Auer

    Felix Auer is an art director, graphic designer and illustrator from Vienna. He graduated from dieGraphische in 2008. Since then he worked together with g-b.at in Vienna, at Twopoints.net in Barcelona, and at gantnerundenzi, Ogilvy & Mather, Himmer, Buchheim & Partner.

    In 2012, Roland Hörmann and Felix Auer codesigned the refined didone fashion mag display typeface Aquus (+the outline version, Aquus Linearis), which was published by Phospho. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Florencia Vani

    During her studies at President University, Florencia Vani (Jakarta, Indonesia) created the fashion mag sans typeface Brat (2013), a modification of Century Gothic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    FontShop: Top Type of 2009

    This FontShop list includes best-sellers, most-blogged-about and groundbreaking typefaces in the FontShop stable in 2009:

    • Sangbleu: The Fine Lined Fashionista---With gossamer strokes and a classical stature, SangBleu was born to be set at 150 pt. on the pages of a glossy magazine. Pic.
    • Geogrotesque: Pic.
    • Mousse Script: "best retro script", a revival and expansion of Stephenson Blake's Glenmoy. Pic.
    • Effra: A sans for all seasons. Pic.
    • Heroic Condensed, by TypeTrust. Pic.
    • FF Dingbats 2.0. Pic.
    • Axel: A Spiekermann family. Pic.
    • Olicana: Nick Cooke's flowing handwriting face. Pic.
    • Milo. Pic.
    • T-Star, by Die Gestalten. Pic.
    • Ingeborg: a fun didone family by Michael Hochleitner. Pic.
    • Typonine Stencil: Most sophisticated stencil. Pic.
    • Head Pro: For Gearhead and Techjunkies. Pic.
    • Mr Eaves Sans and Mr Eaves Modern, by Emigre: Mr Eaves Modern is classy and high-legged. Pic.
    • Mic 32 New: A contemporary sans by Chris Dickinson. Pic.
    • Unit Slab: By Spiekermann and co. Pic.
    • Dessau: 1930 meets 1980 meets 2010. Pic.
    • Lexia: A slab for all seasons. Pic.
    • Perec: Most literary. Pic.
    • Metroscript: Best sports script---I guess they mean baseball, as played in the 1950s. Pic.
    • Ludwig: Most unconventional revival. Pic.
    • Pinup: Most cuddly curves. Pic.
    • Kulturista: a slab family that rocks harder than Rockwell. Pic.
    • Carmen: The Iberian didone. Pic.
    • Alpine Script: The most delicious script (for signage or food packaging). Pic.
    • Regime: A slab with a swing. Pic.
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    Fontyou
    [Gia Tran]

    Fontyou was set up in Paris by Gregori Vincens ca. 2013. Gregori is the CEO, and Gia Tran is its type director.

    Under the cover of Type Lovers and/or Fontyou in Paris, Gia Tran created the medieval typeface Court Hand (2012) and the blackletter typeface Gothic Fraktur (2012). He also did some great calligraphic pieces.

    In 2013, together with Gregori Vincens, Alisa Nowak, Valentine Proust, and Elvire Volk at FontYou, Gia Tran created the monoline geometric sans typeface Younion FY. Younion One FY is free at Dafont. With Franck Montfermé, he codesigned the ball terminal beauty Squirrel FY. The letters of this ultra-fat didone reveal audacious geometric smoothness at large sizes.

    Codesigner of Kaili FY (2013: an exotic typeface with crazy ligatures, inspired by Indian scripts, by Gregori Vincens, Bertrand Reguron, Gia Tran and Alisa Nowak) at Fontyou.

    The EPS format display typeface Alice FY (2013) was codesigned by Alisa Nowak, Micaela Neustadt, Gia Tran, Bertrand Reguron and Valentine Proust at Fontyou. It was inspired by Adrien Genevard's lettering. Sub-themes are Alice in Wonderland and playing cards. The EPS format frilly script typeface Lullaby FY (2013) was codesigned by Alisa Nowak, Micaela Neustadt, Gia Tran, Bertrand Reguron and Valentine Proust at Fontyou. It too was inspired by Adrien Genevard's lettering. Exquise FY (2013) is a fashion mag didone codesigned by Bertrand Reguron, Alisa Nowak, Valentine Proust, Elvire Volk and Gia Tran at Fontyou. Gia Tran and Jason Vandenberg created the decorative typeface Ella FY (2013, Fontyou). Gia Tran, Alisa Novak, Micaela Neustadt, Bertrand Reguron and Grégori Vincens codesigned the curvy stressed elliptical sans typeface Bruum FY (2013).

    Beaurencourt FY (2013) is a 19th centery secretary's hand codesigned with Jeremie Hornus.

    Gregori Vincens, Gia Tran, J&eacxute;rémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak codesigned the humanist sans typeface Klaus FY (2013).

    At Fontyou, Benjamin Lieb, Gia Tran and Julien Priez codesigned the hand-drawn typeface Brixton FY (2013). Not to be confused with two earlier typefaces called Brixton, one by Tom Chalky, and one by Luke Ferrand. Since two of the three Brixtons are commercial, I expect FontYou to change the name imminently.

    In 2014, Gia Tran and Bertrand Reguron codesigned the zombie script Vidok FY (free at Dafont). Together, Elliott Amblard (France) and Gia Tran created the bold signage / retro baseball script typeface Paname FY at FontYou in 2014. Minuit FY (2014, by Jason Vandenberg and Gia Tran) is a beautiful angular angry calligraphic display typeface. The punchy poster typeface Kraaken FY (2014) was designed by the FontYou team of Bertrand Reguron, Alice Resseguier, Valentine Proust, Julien Priez, Gia Tran, Jérémie Hornus, and Alisa Nowak.

    Bertrand Reguron, Alice Resseguier and Gia Tran codesigned the retro signage script typeface Coco FY (2014).

    Alice Resseguier and Gia Tran codesigned the girly script typeface Lola Lola FY (2014). This typeface was forcibly renamed Chelly FY a few days after its first appearance, possibly because there already was a typeface called Lola by Laura Messeguer.

    Codesigner with illustrator Quentin Vijoux of the hand-printed typeface Léon FY (2014).

    In 2014, he published the modular kitchen tile typeface Dorum FY with Julien Thébault.

    Benjamin Lieb and Gia Tran codesigned the 4-style retro display family Belleville FY (2014).

    With Evgeny Tkhorzhevsky, he designed the creamy signage script typefaces Maio FY (2014) and Kumiz FY [Maio renamed].

    Hansom Slab FY (2014, Gia Tran, Jeremie Hornus and Alisa Nowak).

    Another URL. Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Formlos (was: Folio)
    [David Hubner]

    Formlos is an independent design bureau, brand consultancy and type foundry, founded in 1999 and originally located in Hellmonsoedt/Vienna, Austria. It seems to be in Berlin right now.

    David Hubner (b. 1981, Wels, Austria) is the Austrian designer (based in Hellmonsoedt and Malta) of

    • Ventisei (2008, a unicase futuristic sans). Free download.
    • Formlos Organik (2002), an experimental techno face.
    • Formlos Requii (2003), an artsy concoction.
    • Blockrockin (coming soon).
    • Fertigbauhaus (Volcano Type, free).
    • FormloSerif and FormloSans (2002). FormloSerif is a commercial serif pixel/screen font.
    • 4our (2002, pixel face).
    • BlockRockin.
    • RoundABong.
    • Formlos Handsomeone, a scribbly script.
    • FormlosMenee, a pixel face.
    • Formlos Neonua (2008), an elegant fashionista.
    • Formlos_PlayR (2004), an experimental headline face. Commercial.
    • Formlos Pimp (2004), an experimental ultra fat geometric face.
    • Formlos PxlSans and PxlSerif, pixel faces.
    • Flittchen (2013). A blackletter typeface inspired by fishnet stockings.

    Lukas Kerecz created Monocrane (2013) while studying in Berlin.

    Link to his studio Dav Marken Design. Alternate URL (2003), where you can find his custom typography. Still another URL, called Folio (2003), where you can find his custom typography. Another URL, where Ventisei can be downloaded. Dafont link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Francisca Monteiro

    Portuguese graphic designer who created the fashion mag didone typeface Esther Display (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Francisco Arellano
    [Ixipcalli]

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    Francisco López Bustamante

    Graphic designer in Guadalajara, Mexico, who works at Memela Studio. Behance link. His typefaces include the seductive multiline beauty, Miami Deco Type (2011), the Italian Western face El Solitario (2011), and the arts and crafts typeface Poiret (2011). Later in 2011, he promises the fashion mag typeface Marais Serif, and made the alchemic typeface Arcan.

    I am a bit confused, as most of thesetypefaces also show up in the portfolio of Pancho Lopez, also of Guadalajara. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Francisco Medina Walker

    Graduate of the Universidad de Belgrano, Argentina. He combined design elements of Gill Sans and Didot when he created the headline / fashion mag typeface Bangguar (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Frederick Eschrich

    Illinois-based artist who created the stenciled typeface Horatio (2013), the angular geometric typeface Fois (2012) and the hairline fashion mag typeface Maquila (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Frederick Lee

    At University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Frederick Lee created the all caps fashion mag style typeface Claire (2014), which is named after his mother. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Friedrich Althausen

    Potsdam, Germany-based designer (b. 1981) who studied Media Systems (Informatics) and Visual Communication at the Bauhaus University Weimar and is working as a freelance designer since 2008. Creator of the free fonts Vollkorn-Brotschrift (2006, text face), Elise Meincke logotype (didone), and Halbstark (2006, a fancy display face). Vollkorn microsite for the most recent downloads. Vollkorn supports many scripts, including Latin and Cyrillic. In 2014, Vollkorn 3.0 was published.

    In 2014, he published the thin but striking fashion mag and all caps titling typeface Uberschrift at FDI.

    Behance link. Kernest link. Old URL. Interview with Friedrich Althausen. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Gabriela Roh

    Graphic designer in Monterrey, Mexico, who created the high-contrast sans display typeface Chula (2013, free). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Galen Lawson
    [District (was: CV Type)]

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    Gaslight (or: Valery Zaveryaev)
    [Valery Zaveryaev]

    Gaslight-type-foundry is collaboration between two type designers---Valery Zaveryaev and Roman Shchyukin---, founded in 2011. Valery Zaveryaev is a Russian designer (b. Bryansk, 1977) at LetterBe, who created the octagonal family Teco (2005), the display typeface Brut (2005), the clean sans family Maza (2005), the informal unicase family Rezerv (2009, inspired by a logo he created for Evroterm), Barrez (2010, a techno family inspired by the TC-Helicon logo), and the stencil typeface Marshrut (2005).

    He lives in Bryansk. All his fonts are Latin/Cyrillic.

    In 2011, Zaveryaev set up the commercial foundry Gaslight. Fonts there include the elliptical family Maza (2005), the angular elliptical family Barrez (2010), Brut (2005), and the stencil typeface Marshrut (2005). Electrolize (2011) is a free squarish typeface available from Google Web Fonts. Bad Script (2011, Google Web Fonts) is an informal hand-printed typeface made by Roman Shchyukin.

    Rock Logo (2012) is a metal band / tattoo font codesigned with Roman Shchyukin. Wide Display and Wide Display Ribbon are unicase headline typefaces. Teco Sans (2012) is an octagonal military typeface family, accompanied by the icon font TecoSymbol (2012) and the stencil family Teco Sans Stencil (2012). Teco Serif (2012) is an octagonal slab version of Teco Sans.

    Still in 2012, Zaveryaev designed Actio, Roz (rounded sans family), Wary (pop art typeface), the fat display overlay families Quadratish Serif and Quadratish Solid.

    Delgado (2012) is an elegant tall and thin fashion mag typeface for Latin and Cyrillic, made by Roman Shchyukin.

    Typefaces from 2013: Kiddy, Gen (techno), Tesla (techno face, Roman Shchyukin).

    Klingspor link. Fontspring link. Behance link. Another Behance link. Hellofont link. Creative Market link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Geometric sans: early 20th century

    Discussion of geometric sans faces in the early 1900s. Some quotes: [...] Geometric sans serifs were all the rage, and every foundry wanted a piece of the pie. For instance, Monotype wanted Gill, Linotype wanted Dwiggins, and yes there was also Renner's Futura and Kabel. [...] A lot of typefaces back then, including Vogue, Metro, Gill, and Tempo, had alternate characters available to allow them to pass as Futura or Kabel. Linotype's Spartan (their version of Futura) also had an alternate two-story a. Monotype also had a Kabel look-alike called Sans Serif that had alternates to make it look like Futura or Bernhard Gothic, plus some really neat rounded capitals designed by Sol Hess. [...] Vogue was cut in 1930 for Vogue magazine and later released generally [by Stephenson Blake]. It differs from Futura in a number of ways. The caps are the full ascender height, the lowercase a is two-story in the lighter weights. The most distinctive characters are the uppercase G, M, and Q. [...] [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Georgi Krumov

    Designer in Varna, Bulgaria, who made the fashion mag extreme-contrast typeface Profile (2011), the free didone typeface Dotty (2012), and the elliptical Latin/Cyrillic typeface Google] [More]  ⦿

    Gerald Giampa
    [Lanston Type Co]

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    Germaine Chen

    Germaine Chen Shiyun graduated in Visual Communications from Temasek Polytechnic, and is currently pursuing a BA in Design Communication at Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore. She created Money Talks (2011) and ChiChi (2011, an ornamental caps typeface inspired by fashion illustrations).

    Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Gia Tran
    [Fontyou]

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    Gilbert Powderly Farrar
    [Intertype]

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    Glen Jan
    [Elena Kowalski]

    Glen Jan is the foundry of type designer Elena Kowalski (b. 1986) in Ufa, Russia. Elena created the Latin / Cyrillic typeface Sreda Slab Serif (2011), Road Radio Sans Serif (2011) and Affect Sans Serif (2011, a fashion sans family for Latin and Cyrillic).

    Typefaces from 2012: Road Radio (sans family), Sceptica (a 12-style sans text family), Room (a display geometric all caps sans serif typeface family), Idealist Sans (a humanist sans for Latin and Cyrillic: free download), Echoes Slab, Echoes Sans.

    Typefaces from 2013: Leto Sans, Leto One (a display slab), Leto One Condensed, Leto Two, Affect.

    Typefaces from 2014: Certa Sans (a very legible Latin/Cyrillic sans family with some flaring in the strokes; Medium is free), Leto Slab.

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

    Gokcen Dincer

    Gokcen Dincer (Houston, TX) created a typographic layout for fashgion magazines in 2014 that deserves mention. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Government Studios (was: GVMNT)
    [Max Privalov]

    Max Privalov's foundry, Government Studios (was: GVMNT), is based in Los Angeles. Government Studios is originally a film studio, designing fonts for future film projects.

    Typefaces from 2012: the bamboo cut-tipped caps typeface Envy Races (with possible use in fashion mags), the Peignotian typeface Counterfeit Black, and the wide wedge-serifed slightly engraved high-contrast titling typeface Black Feud.

    In 2014, Government Studios designed the spiky all-caps typeface Spotlight and the flared typeface Opium.

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

    Greyscale Type
    [Jason Vandenberg]

    Jason Vandenberg (Greyscale Type, Toronto) created the 8-style Grey Sans family in 2013. Gia Tran and Jason Vandenberg created the decorative typeface Ella FY (2013, Fontyou). The slender display typeface Sérafine FY (2013) was codesigned by Jason Vandenberg, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak. At the end of 2013, Jason Vandenberg and Jérémie Hornus codesigned the groovy poster typeface Jack FY.

    In 2014, Adrien Midzic, Jason Vandenberg, Jérémie Hornus, Julien Priez and Alisa Nowak codesigned the creamy script Vanilla FY. It was renamed Vanille FY after a few days.

    Minuit FY (2014, by Jason Vandenberg and Gia Tran) is a beautiful angular angry calligraphic display typeface. Still in 2014, he published the Peignotian fashion mag typeface families Bodoni Sans, Bodoni Sans Display, and Bodoni Sans Text.

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

    G-Type
    [Nick Cooke]

    Nick Cooke is a British type designer based in Otley, West Yorkshire, and/or Newent, UK, who has been at it since 1982 as a lettering artist. He founded G-Type in 1999. Nick started as a lettering artist in London in 1982 crafting type by hand for book jackets. His typefaces:

    Klingspor link. Behance link.

    View all typefaces by Nick Cooke (G-Type).

    View Nick Cooke's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Haley Musgrove

    Beaumont, TX-based designer of the fashion mag typeface Simplicity (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Hans Samuelson
    [Samuelstype Design]

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    Harold Lohner
    [Harold's Fonts]

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    Harold's Fonts
    [Harold Lohner]

    Harold Lohner was born in upstate New York in 1958. He received an MFA in printmaking from the University at Albany and is Professor of Visual Arts at Sage College of Albany. He began making fonts in 1997 and starting distributing them the next year through Harold's Fonts. He lives in Albany, NY, with his partner, Al Martino. Originally, most of his typefaces were freeware or shareware, but gradually, he started selling most on his site or via FontBros. His typefaces:

    • Famous fonts: Boom Chicka (2013: a set of three cartoon fonts inspired by the poster for the Marilyn Monroe film, The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), designed by Bill Gold), Auteur (2007, after the handwriting in the opening titles of Jean Cocteau's The Beauty and the Beast, 1946), 12 to the Moon (2000, runes based on the Columbia Pictures movie "12 to the Moon"), Aardvark Café (2000, extrapolated from the famous Hard Rock Café logo), BENSFOLK (2000, adapted from the work of Ben Shahn, in turn adapted from "folk or amateur" alphabets. Font originally developed for The Arts Center of the Capital Region.), BENSFOLK CONDENSED (2000), Bensgothic (1998), BensgothicLigatures (1998), CALAVERAS (2002, a take on Daisyland), Comet Negative (2000, based on the logo of Country Music Television (CMT)), Comet Positive (2000), HonestJohns (2000, based on the lettering in the classic Howard Johnson's restaurants logo), METRODF (2000, based on the Mexico City subway's lettering), Radio (2002, derived from the old NPR (National Public Radio) logo).
    • Handlettering: Empress Monograms (2014), Frank the Architect (2004, +Bold, 2009: after the lettering of architect Frank Ching), National Archive (2009, calligraphic), Rough Draft (2009, sketched font), Greg's Hand (2009), Rudland Hand (2007, inspired by the work of the British artist and designer Peter Rudland), Gamera (2006), Directors Script (2006, based on a film credits script from the 1940s), National Archive (2005, based on the lettering of Timothy Matlack, who wrote the Declaration of Independence), Frank the Architect (2004, based on Frank Ching's lettering, which also gave rise to the Tekton family), Imitation (2003, inspired by the handlettered titles of the film Imitation of Life (1959), directed by Douglas Sirk and artdirected by Richard H. Riedel), Imitation Two (2004), antiestablishment (2000), Christmas Card (2000, based on the handlettered opening titles of the film "It's a Wonderful Life", Art Director: Jack Okey. This font was retired and replaced in 2006 by Testimonial), Espangle (2002, as the lettering for El Corte Ingles), Dad's Recipe (2000, based on his dad's handwriting), Greg's Hand (2001, Greg Smith's writing), Greg's Other Hand (2002), Kaela (1998, reshaped and extended in 2006), Marker Man (1999), Synch (2000, with Phil Campbell, inspired by the work of the artist Stuart Davis), Synchronous (2000, based on Syncopated Script, again made with Phil Campbell), Syncopated Script (1999).
    • Blackletter: Waldorf Text (2011, after a 1914 original), Waldorf Heavy Illuminated (2011), Manucrypt (2011), Rude Goth (2007, grunge blackletter), Alsace-Lorraine, Benighted, Chinese Gothic, Christmas Card II, Kombine Regular, Kombine Kursiv (2000), Olde Chicago.
    • Woodtype: Blacktops (caps, 1999), Blacktop Small Caps (1999), Blacktop Regular (2014), Cinderella (1998). The Western font Cattle Annie (2006) is an unauthorized digital interpretation of the analog font "Les Catalanes." According to ABZ: More alphabets and other signs by Rothenstein and Gooding, it was designed in 1952 by Enric Crous-Vidal (1908-1987) but was never produced.
    • Stencil fonts: JJ Stencil, JJStencilLight (2000, inspired by the work of Jasper Johns), JJStencil Wet, JJStencilMedium, Sideshow (2000, based on the stencilled lettering on a vintage Ouija board), JJStencilSolid (2003), StencilFour (2001, inspired by the logo of Channel 4 (UK); reworked in 2006 into Oaktag), StencilFourReversed (2001).
    • Western: Oklahoma (2006, based on the title of the film by that name), Captain Howdy (1999, 2000, Western font based on the lettering on a Ouija board).
    • Fraktur fonts: Benighted (2002), AlsaceLorraine (2000), Chinese Gothic (2000), Kombine Regular (2000), Kombine Kursiv (2000).
    • Revived Letraset fonts: BLOCK UP family (2000, based on the font family by the same name by Sally Ann Grover (1974) for Letraset), Good Vibes (2001, based on the analog font "Good Vibrations" by Trevor Hatchett for Letraset, 1973), GoodVibesBackbeat (2001), ObliqueTextBold (2000, based on a Letraset font called Obliq, 1984), ObliqueTextLight (2000), ObliqueTextMedium (2000), Wireframe (2000, based on the Letraset font Bombere designed by Carla Bombere (or Carla Ward)).
    • Art deco fonts: Cartel (2005, simply gorgeous), based on the lettering of the 1936 movie by that name), Crazy Harold (2009), Road Jester (2009), Onion (2003), Roberta (2003, based on a font of Bob Trogman, 1962), Roberta Raised Shadow (2003), Boomerang family (1998-2000), LeFilmClassic family (2000, based on the classic Art Deco font of the same name, originally designed by Marcel Jacno and released by Deberny&Peignot, 1927), LeFilmLetters (2000), LeFilmShadow (2000), PopUps (1998, a 3-d art deco font for signboards), Tapeworm (1998, based on the work of artist Ed Ruscha), Farouk (2001, a five-line art deco font, based on an analog font of the same name, as illustrated in Paul E. Kennedy's "Modern Display Alphabets"; in fact, the original source should be Fatima, a font designed by Karl Hermann Schaefer in 1933 at Schriftguss, and a copy of it at FT Française was called Atlas (1933). Lohner renamed Fatima to Atlas at some point, and added Atlas Solid, still in 2001).
    • MICR fonts: CMC7 (1998).
    • Dingbats: Everyday People (2013, silhouettes), Bingo Dingo (2011, inspired by the classic Mexican game, Loteria), Essene Dingbats (2005), Chapeau (2005, inspired by the 1902 Sears Catalog), Corset (2005, inspired by the 1902 Sears Catalog), Harold's Pips (2004), Alpha Bravo (2003), Rebus, AmericanCheese (1999), Candide Dingbats (1999, a reclinming women dingbat typeface based on decorations designed by Rockwell Kent for "Candide," circa 1928), Maritime Flags (2000), New Year Dingbats (1999: Japanese patterns).
    • Monospace fonts: Chica Mono (2000, based on Apple's Chicago; not really monospaced, by the way), Queer Theory Black, Bold, Regular and Light (1999).
    • Arabic simulation faces: Alhambra (2006), Alhambra Deep (2006).
    • Oriental simulation fonts: Bruce Mikita (+Solid) (after a metal font by the same name; Dan Solo calls it Lantern), Pad Thai (2006), Mystic Prophet (2002, inspired by Ouija boards), Chines Gothic, Font Shui (inspired by a style of hand-lettering illustrated in Alphabets: Ancient&Modern, compiled by J. B. Russell (Padell, 1946), Rubaiyat Shadow and Inline, Seoul (Korean font simulation), Shazi, Twelve to the moon, Chow Fun (2001, an oriental simulation typeface based on a sample of hand lettering identified as "Crooks' Stencil Designed Alphabet" in Alphabets: Ancient&Modern, compiled by J. B. Russell and published in 1945 by Padell Book Co), Quasi (1998).
    • Cartoon fonts: Laughtrack (2009, based on the work of the cartoonist Jerry Robinson), CokerOne (2000, based on the work of cartoonist Paul Coker Jr), Coker Two (2000) (note: therse fonts were erroneously named. They were renamed to Denney because of this: "The lettering in the fonts you have was developed by Alan Denney at Hallmark in the late 1950s. He also worked for American Greetings Hi Brows from 1960 - 1966 and then returned to Hallmark.... And he later went to a different lettering style when Shoe Box cards became Hallmark's funny card line replacing Contemporary Cards. Alan retired from Hallmark in 1993 and died two years later."), ZITZ (2000, based on the hand lettering in the King Features daily strip "Zits" by Jim Borgman and Jerry Scott), Ohmigosh (2007: 12 styles of comic book lettering).
    • Dot matrix fonts: Fortuna Dot (2001).
    • Pixel fonts: Larcher (based on a modular font designed by Jean Larcher).
    • Medieval script fonts: Sonnet Italic&Swash (2009), Galathea (2000, based on a classic analog font of the same name, "Originalerzeugnis von J. S. Schelter&Giesecke, Leipzig").
    • Fonts made in 2013: OK Monograms (retro-futuristic), Splunge (based on Franklin Gothic).
    • Fonts made in 2012: Humerus (Halloween font inspired by the opening credit sequence of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, 1948), Retrospace (inspired by the hand-lettered opening credits of the film Some Came Running (1958)), Toynbee Idea (free font based on Toynbee tiles), Hymn (scanbat).
    • Fonts made in 2011: Institute Stamps (grunge), Magic Carpet, Shoemaker (shoe stitch face).
    • Fonts made in 2010: Salmagundi (grunge), Dynamotor (like Dynamo, which was designed by K. Sommer and first released in 1930), Poignant (inspired by the hand-lettered film titles of certain mid-1900s films from Twentieth-Century Fox, including "All About Eve", "Gentleman's Agreement" and "No Way Out."), Pharmacy MMX (unicase), Karta (3d face), Flores MMX.
    • Fonts made in 2009: Wexley (revival of a VGC font called Wexford), Sonnet (based on the printed text of Shakespeare, 1609), Fashion Brush, Fashion Script, Imitation One, Two, and Three, Generation B (all at Font Bros), Gainsborough (2009, an art deco typeface inspired by the hand-lettered titles of an Alfred Hitchcock film, The Lady Vanishes (1938)), Comfy (FontBros: inspired by an example of "Pinselschrift" (brush lettering) by Wilhelm Dechert), Sirena (FontBros: inspired by the hand-lettered opening titles of the film I Married a Witch).
    • Fonts made in 2008: Alumino (inspired by Saul Bass's design for the aluminum company Alcoa), République (four fonts inspired by Paris Metro signs---not the familiar Art Nouveau "Metropolitain" signs, but the later Art Deco design by Adolphe Dervaux), Handbill (based on rubber stamps), Flash Mob, Pen Script Monograms, Royal Wedding (commercial set at Font Bros), 2 Clover Monograms, 4 Heart Monograms, Silverliner (based on the opening titles of the 1951 Hitchcock movie Strangers on a Train), Tricot (lettering as done on a sweater, after a design by Nancy Stahl), Silverliner (based on the opening titles of the 1951 Hitchcock movie Strangers on a Train), Carbon Copy, Bracelet Mongrams.
    • Fonts made in 2007: Aeolian, Pub Bites, Barril and Barril Doble (a digital interpretation of the 1970s Neufville font Barrio), Circle Monograms, XOXO (grunge), Safety Pin (inspired by the cover of the June 1946 Ladies Home Journal), Swizzle Script (a script based on Stylescript, 1940, Sol Hess: compare with Coronet and Trafton), New England (script), Madfont (after MAD magazine's logo), Quince (a brush version of Klumpp's Murray hill), Plumber's Gothic, Gamera.
    • Fonts made in 2006: Humdinger (comic book lettering), Stella Dallas (a Koch Antiqua style typeface based on he hand-lettered titles of the film Stella Dallas), Foam Light, Mean 26 Sans, Mean 26 Serif, Gaudi, Lapis Lazuli (3 calligraphic fonts based on Dan X. Solo's Papyrus), Garden, Boston Line and Philadelphia Line (inspired by Boston Line Type, developed in the 1830s by Samuel Gridley Howe for use in raised-letter printing for the blind; the Philadelphia Line fonts were inspired by another raised-print font, this one developed by Julius Friedlander and adopted in 1837 by his Philadelphia school, now the Overbrook School for the Blind), Honeymoon (a script based on the Holiday Inn lettering), Blooper and Bloop Script (after Cooper Black and Brush Script), Roman monograms.
    • Fonts made in 2005: Don Semiformal, Fabulous Prizes, Valentin (inspired by the work of Valentin Haüy, creator of the first books for the blind), Chelt Press (a grungy Cheltenham), National Debt, Pub Smooth (followed in 2007 by Pub Bites), Baronial Monograms, Vine Monograms, Thaleia (revival of Thalia), Harold's Monograms Bold, Blockograms, CarmenMonograms, Profiler, Goya, Jest, Chaser, Rebus (dingbats), Dilemma, The Birds, CVelestial Alphabet.
    • Fonts made in 2004: Snowflake Monograms, Upbeat Demi, Pessima, White Birch, Artistamp, Entwined Monograms, Project, Dirty Finger, Koch Dingbats, Yard Sale, Shield Monograms, Gainsborough (inspired by the hand-lettered titles of the Alfred Hitchcock film "The Lady Vanishes", 1938), Jim Dandy (an interpretation of the 19th century typeface Jim Crow), Gaumont (based on the hand-lettered titles of the film The 39 Steps (1935), a Gaumont-British Picture, directed by Alfred Hitchcock), Imitation2, Sunset, Bend It, Pretz, Cantabile, Echo, Skidz, Columbia Stamp, Trudeau Sans (a companion of his architectural typeface Trudeau), Frank the Architect (2004, a Frank Ching-inspired typeface not unlike Tekton).
    • Fonts made in 2003: Card Characters, Pieces, Harlequin, Hexagrams&Octograms, Popstars, Level, Peace, Collegiate Monograms, Bead Chain, Marquee.
    • Fonts made in 2002: Level, Backhand Brush, Joggle, Script Monograms, Brickletter, Font Shui (oriental simulation), Heartland (for Valentine's day), Melodymaker (for music), Antiestablishment, Penmanship, RingTV, Cabaletta (now called Roosevelt), Graceful Ghost (caps based on an 18th century French design by Pouget&fils), the Ixat family (grunge fonts), PalimpsestBlack (grunge font), PalimpsestDark, PalimpsestLight, PalimpsestRegular, Pearlie, Repent (based on the work of American folk artist Jesse Howard), WillingRace (upper and lower case together).
    • Fonts made in 2001: Carmen Caps, Crazy Harold (2001, based on a font of the same name, as illustrated in Paul E. Kennedy's "Modern Display Alphabets"; extended to 8 weights in 2006), Easter Parade (brush script), Famous Label (pen lettering), FLORES (based on a florist's sign in Valencia, Spain), FONT ERROR, Guadalupe (Mexican simulation face), GuadalupeDos, HMBlackDiamondThree, HMBlackDiamondTwo, HMBlackOvalThree, HMBlackOvalTwo, HMWhiteDiamondThree, HMWhiteDiamondTwo, HMWhiteOvalThree, HMWhiteOvalTwo, Handmedown, Hymn, KaffeehausNeon (based on Kaufmann), PubSmooth (a variant of the classic font Publicity Gothic), Roselyn (a script font based on a font in "Lettering and Alphabets" by John Albert Cavanagh), RubaiyatDoubleLine, RubaiyatEngraved, RubaiyatInline, RubaiyatOutline, RubaiyatShadow, RubaiyatSolid, SanitaryBoldCaps, SanitaryDemi, SanitaryRegular, Shazi, ShaziGhost, Subtext (grunge font).
    • Fonts made in 2000: Arrobatherapy, Barbeque, Black Oval Monogram, Bruce Mikita (oriental simulation), Bruce Mikita2, Cantabile, CantabileAlternate, Celestial Alphabet, the Goya family (extrapolated from the logo of the GOYA food products company), King Harold (inspired by the lettering on the Bayeux Tapestry), KingXmas, KingXmasStars, KochQuadratFill, KochQuadrat, KochQuadratGuides, KochQuadratInline, KochQuadratOutlines, Koch Rivoli, Lab Rat, Law School (based on the architectural lettering at Albany Law School, Albany, NY, now named Trudeau, after a design by architect Robert Louis Trudeau), Milky Way (based on a style of hand lettering by Ross F. George included in 1930s Speedball lettering books), MilkyWayTwo (2001), Neurotoxin, Pharmacy, Punchhappy (holes in letters, influenced by Apostrophe's Toolego?), Punchhappy Shadow, Quarterround, Quarterround Tile (a kitchen tile font), RedCircle (based on the lettering on Eight O'Clock brand coffees), Ringpin, ScarletRibbons (inspired by a Speedball lettering book from the 30s by Ross F. George), Screwball (font in memory of Madeline Kahn), Solemnity (an uncial font modeled on the analog font SOLEMNIS by Günter Gerhard Lange, 1952), ThreePartySystemA, ThreePartySystemB, ThreePartySystemC, Vasarely (named in honor of Op artist Victor Vasarely; based on a modular font by Jean Larcher).
    • Fonts made in 1999: BrideOfTheMonsterStencil, Bubble Gum Rock A and B (1999-2002), CheltPressDark, CheltPressDarkVariegated, CheltPressLigh, CheltPressLightVariegated, CheltPress, Esquivel, EsquivelEngraved, Fulton Artistamp, MADFONT, Smellvetica, SmellveticaOutline, Vedette Blanche (movie roll font), VedetteNoire.
    • Fonts made in 1998: BrideOfTheMonster (caps and numbers are based on Rudolph Koch's Neuland), Cheapskate family, Dominican (coffee bean bag font), Landmark, OldeChicago (based on the Apple Chicago font), Ricecakes, SavingsBond extended in 2006 to National Debt, National Debt Hilite and National Debt 3D), StampAct, StampActJumbled, Thanksgiving, Virile Open, Virile Solid.
    • Typefaces from 2011: Bingo Dingo (dingbats inspired by the classic Mexican board game, Lotería), ManuCrypt (blackletter), Waldorf Text (blackletter).
    • Typefaces from 2012: Albanita (date unclear though), Curator (a compact handwriting font), Seafare (circus style face), Hardline (op art prismatic style), London (inspired by London, Susan Kare's bitmap-style Olde English designed for Apple in the early 1980s. Variations include cross-stitch, harlequin (black and white diamonds), and shaded (diagonal lines)).

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    Hendrick Rolandez
    [Moinzek]

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    Henrik Kubel
    [A2 Type]

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    Herbert Bayer

    Austrian type designer and artist, 1900-1985. A very inflential artist, Bayer joined the Bauhaus in Weimar as a student in 1921, and was a professor ("young master" they called those ex-students who became professors) there from 1925-1928. Bayer was head of the workshop of Graphic Design and Printing at the Bauhaus school of architecture and art in Dessau. He fled Nazi Germany in 1938, and worked in New York until 1946 for such clients as Dorland International, Thompson, Wanamaker's, and developing exhibitions and general graphic design for large corporations. In 1946 he moved to Aspen, Colorado and continued as consultant to firms such as Container Corporation of America. He died in Montecito, near Santa Barbara, CA, in 1985. His typefaces include Universalschrift or Universal Alphabet (1925-1930) and Bayer-Type (for Berthold, 1930-1936). See also this image. He is best known for his unicase proposal (as in Universalschrift).

    Dedicated web site. FontShop link. Picture. Klingspor link.

    Revivals of his work:

    • At P22: P22 Bayer Fonetik (1997, Michael Want), P22 Bayer Shadow, P22 Bayer Universal.
    • By Jonathan Hill: WerkHaus (2008) is a 5-style revival.
    • Victory Type published Bayer Modern in 2009.
    • Nick Curtis: Debonair Inline NF (2008) expands Herbert Bayer's 1931 experimental, all-lowercase "universal modern face," Architype Bayer-Type, by adding an uppercase and adding an architectural inline treatment.
    • Paulo Heitlinger did Sturmblund (2008) and Bayer Condensed (2008).
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    Hernández Type (was: Estudio de diseño Calderón)
    [Daniel Hernández Sanchez]

    Estudio de diseño Calderón in Chile had the work of two Chilean designers:

    • Daniel Hernández has some free fonts at Dafont and Font Squirrel. Klingspor link. His award-winning fonts include Stgotic textura (2006), Stgotic Fracktur (pixel blackletter), and the (free) unicase piano key font Pincoya Black (2008), which was based on Spanish Civil War poster, and won an award at Tipos Latinos 2010. He calls his ultra fat Roxy (2009) tipografia desde el culo del mundo.

      Behance link. His Flickr page. His lettering.

      Hernandez Bold (2010, Sudtipos) has slabs, serifs, and plenty of round curves. It won an award at Tipos Latinos 2012.

      Rita (2010, Sudtipos) is an ultra-slab typeface inspired by the fat wood types. Merced (2011) is a thin monoline sans. Sanchez (2011, Latinotype and YWFT) is a slab serif family with a free weight. In 2013, he published the beautiful sequel, Sanchez Slab, which is patterned after Rockwell.

    • Javier Quintana created the smooth and delectable text family Berenjena in 2007. He also made the roundish display typeface Botota (2007), which is reminiscent of market signage in Santiago.
    • Monroe (2010, Sudtipos) is a swashy slab family. See it in action in this I Love New York poster.
    • Patagon (2011, Latinotype) is a rounded wood-inspired poster typeface done with Daniel Hernandez and Luciano Vergara.
    • Guadalupe (+Gota, 2011, Latinotype). A hairline didone family with sufficient contrast and frilliness to satisfy the fashion mags.
    • Andes (2011, Latinotype). This is a playful slightly swashy sans family. Followed by Andes Italic (2012) and Andes Condensed (2012). See also Andes Rounded (2014).
    • Bosque (2012) is a wood style family codesigned with Paula Nazal at Latinotype.
    • Magallanes (2012, Daniel Hernandez) is a contemporary neohumanist sans serif typeface family covering Ultra Light to Black. This typeface was followed by the 8-style Magallanes Essential (2012) and by Magallanes Condensed (2013).
    • Trend (2013). A layered type system done together with Paula Nazal Selaive. Followed by Trend Hand Made also in 2013.
    • With Eli Hernandez, Daniel Hernandez published the unicase typeface family Grota in 2013.
    • Roble (2013): A slab serif font family which Daniel places halfway between Andes and Sanchez. It is characterized by its clampy backbitten lower case c.
    • Together with Miguel Hernandez at Latinotype in 2014, Daniel Hernandez designed the 1930s sans family Arquitecta, which is promoted as an alternative for Futura, Kabel and Avant Garde. They also codesigned Texta, a geometric sans for all. His Newslab (2014) family is a combination of Andes, Sanchez and Roble; the Regular and Italic styles are free.

    The foundry became Hernández Type at some point. The fonts there, repeated from the former foundry, include Patagon, Merced, Hernandez Bold, Monroe, Pincoya Black Pro, Rita Bold and Fat, and Pincoya Black Free. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    High fashion typefaces

    When asked for typefaces appropriate for high fashion for 25+-year old women, the typophiles had these recommendations at the start of 2013:

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    Hoefler&Frere-Jones (was: Hoefler Type Foundry)
    [Jonathan Hoefler]

    Born in 1970 in New York, Jonathan Hoefler ran the Hoefler Type Foundry (or: HTF) in New York. It employed Tobias Frere-Jones, Josh Darden, and Jesse Ragan. In 2004, it was renamed Hoefler&Frere-Jones, or HFJ for the cognoscernti. However, a legal problem between Jonathan and Tobias led to a corporate divorce in 2014---the company is renamed again The Hoefler Type Foundry.

    HTF carefully designed and complete families include HTF-Didot (1991, in 42 weights/variations, originally designed for Harper's Bazaar; based on the grosse sans pareille no. 206 of Molé le jeune), the antiqua text typeface HTF Hoefler Text (27 fonts made in 1991-1992, distributed with many Apple products), Hoefler Text Ornaments (distributed with Apple products), Saracen, Ziggurat, Leviathan, Historical-EnglishTextura, Historical-FellType, Historical-GreatPrimerUncials, Historical-StAugustin, HTF Hoefler Titling, Gestalt-HTF, Fetish-HTF (blackletter modernized, 1995), Ehmcke-HTF, Champion-HTF, Acropolis-HTF, Requiem, Knockout, all in the period 1998-2000.

    In 2003, they published Retina (which was originally designed for the stock listings in the Wall Street Journal), Gotham, and Shades (in Cyclone, Topaz, Giant and Knox weights). The Geometer Screen Fonts are free Mac fonts.

    In 2004, they produced an amazing 58-weight sans serif family, Whitney (by Tobias Frere-Jones), designed for use in infographics. Whitney's sales blurb: While American gothics such as News Gothic (1908) have long been a mainstay of editorial settings, and European humanists such as Frutiger (1975) have excelled in signage applications, Whitney bridges this divide in a single design. Its compact forms and broad x-height use space efficiently, and its ample counters and open shapes make it clear under any circumstances.

    Hoefler received Bukvaraz 2001 awards for HTF Guggenheim, HTF Knockout, HTF Mercury (1997, no relationship with Goudy's Mercury of 1936) and HTF Requiem. In the 1996 Morisawa Awards competition, Hoefler received a bronze prize for Ideal Sans (a slightly flared humanist sans family).

    In 2011, HFJ writes it up beautifully: Typefaces are born from the struggle between rules and results. Squeezing a square about 1% helps it look more like a square; to appear the same height as a square, a circle must be measurably taller. The two strokes in an X aren't the same thickness, nor are their parallel edges actually parallel; the vertical stems of a lowercase alphabet are thinner than those of its capitals; the ascender on a d isn't the same length as the descender on a p, and so on. For the rational mind, type design can be a maddening game of drawing things differently in order to make them appear the same. Twenty-one years ago, we began tinkering with a sans serif alphabet to see just how far these optical illusions could be pushed. How asymmetrical could a letter O become, before the imbalance was noticeable? Could a serious sans serif, designed with high-minded intentions, be drawn without including a single straight line? This alphabet slowly marinated for a decade and a half, benefitting from periodic additions and improvements, until in 2006, Pentagram's Abbott Miller proposed a project for the Art Institute of Chicago that resonated with these very ideas. As a part of Miller's new identity for the museum, we revisited the design, and renovated it to help it better serve as the cornerstone of a larger family of fonts. Since then we've developed the project continuously, finding new opportunities to further refine its ideas, and extend its usefulness through new weights, new styles, and new features. Today, H&FJ is delighted to introduce Ideal Sans, this new font family in 48 styles. Ideal Sans is a meditation on the handmade, combining different characteristics of many different writing tools and techniques, in order to achieve a warm, organic, and hand-crafted feeling.

    At ATypI in 2002, he received the Charles Peignot award. Time.com provides previews of fonts made for Esquire, Lever House, eCompany Now, The Guggenheim Museum, The New York Times, and the Whitney Museum. He has worked on custom fonts for The New York Times Magazine, Times Mirror, Esquire and McGraw-Hill (1995, free download). Hoefler has made many more custom fonts, but he asked me to remove the names of these fonts from my pages.

    From 2005 until 2007, they made the custom font General GG (available for free here, here and here).

    In 2006, HFJ published the Numbers family, 15 fonts with nothing but numbers from various sources: Bayside (based on a set of house numbers produced around 1928 by H. W. Knight & Son of Seneca Falls, New York), Claimcheck, Delancey, Depot, Deuce, Dividend, Greenback, Indicia, Premium, Prospekt, Redbird, Revenue, Strasse, Trafalgar, Valuta. They also made a 30-style art deco-inspired geometric sans family called Verlag in 2006 based on six typefaces originally designed for the Guggenheim.

    In 2007, HFJ published the "blended Scotch" newspaper serif text family Chronicle. Still in 2007, we find the gorgeous 30-style semi-Bauhaus sans family Verlag about which HFJ writes: From the rationalist geometric designs of the Bauhaus school, such as Futura (1927) and Erbar (1929), Verlag gets its crispness and its meticulous planning. Verlag's fairminded quality is rooted in the newsier sans serifs designed for linecasting machines, such as Ludlow Tempo and Intertype Vogue (both 1930), both staples of the Midwestern newsroom for much of the century. But unlike any of its forbears, Verlag includes a comprehensive and complete range of styles: five weights, each in three different widths, each including the often-neglected companion italic.

    In 2008, they released Archer, a humanist slab serif originally designed for Martha Stewart Living. It has a great range of features, including a classy hairline style. However, I see trouble down the road with the name Archer which has been used previously by several other foundries such as SignDNA, Arts&Letters and Silver Graphics. One can say that Archer is just Stymie with some ball terminals. David Earls on Archer: with its judicious yet brave use of ball terminals, and blending geometry with sexy cursive forms, all brought together with the kind of historical and intellectual rigour you fully expect from this particular foundry, Archer succeeds where others falter. Poster featuring Archer by Courtney McNary (2013).

    Sentinel (2009) is HFJ's take on a Clarendon. Yet again, I can't understand why they picked a name already taken by many foundries such as Graphx Edge Fonts, alus, Comicraft, Dieter Steffmann, not to speak of a foundry called Sentinel Type. And they repeated that daredevil naming of fonts with Tungsten (2009), which has been around---as a font name---since 2005 at Sparklefonts. Their sales pitch: That rarest of species, Tungsten is a compact and sporty sans serif that's disarming instead of pushy - not just loud, but persuasive. Douglas Wilson compares Tungsten with Alternate Gothic No. 3 (Morris Fuller Benton).

    Naming fonts is Hoefler's weakness. In 2010, they again took an existing name, Vitesse, for their newest font family. The typophiles react to the slab family with praise: I think they're chasing Cyrus Highsmith, Dispatch and Christian Schwartz, Popular on this one. Doing a pretty good job of it too! [...] Looks to me like the love-child of Eurostile and City. To continue the trend, they published Forza in 2010, a sans family, not to be confused with the 2007 font Forza by Michel Luther at Die Gestalten--surely, there must be a way to choose original names. St. Augustin Civilité: St. Augustin Civilité is a digitization of Robert Granjon's extraordinary type of 1562, now in the collection of the Enschedé type foundry, Haarlem. This typeface is reproduced in Civilité Types by Harry Carter and H. D. L. Vervliet (Oxford Bibliographical Society, by the Oxford University Press, 1966.) As figures and punctuation were lacking in the original, these have been borrowed from two other Granjon types, the Courante and Bastarde of 1567. (The remainder of the character set has been invented.)

    In 2012, they published the wide sans typeface family Idlewild.

    HFJ also sells a package of various number fonts. This includes the following: Bayside (after ornamental house numbers), Claimcheck (inspired by ticket stubs), Delancey (from tenement doorways), Depot (modeled on vintage railcars), Deuce (based on playing cards), Dividend (from an antique check writer), Greenback (based on U. S. currency), Indicia (inspired by rubber stamps), Premium (after vintage gas pumps), Prospekt (based on Soviet house numbers), Redbird (inspired by New York subways), Revenue (from cash register receipts), Strasse (after European enamel signs), Trafalgar (inspired by British monuments), Valuta (after Hungarian banknotes).

    Typefaces from 2013 include Landmark (Regular, Inline, Shadow and Dimensional), a collection of architectural caps (which started out as a custom typeface for Lever House in New York). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Hubert Jocham

    German über-type designer (b. 1965, Memmingen) who studied graphic design in Augsburg (Germany) and Preston (England). His degree project dealt with the history of the italic type of the renaissance and the relationship between roman and italic. In 1998 he moved to London to work for Henrion, Ludlow and Schmidt in corporate branding. He worked at one point for Frank Magazine in London. Today Hubert Jocham is a freelance designer located once again in Memmingen, Germany. He develops brandmarks and logotypes for leading brand agencies like Interbrand, Landor, Enterprise and Futurbrand. He designs text and headline systems for international magazines like GQ London, Vogue Moscow, Vogue France (2010), Vogue Turkey, L'Officiel Paris, and New York and German publishers like Milchstraße and Gruner&Jahr. He is responsible for the corporate type of Bally in Switzerland, the Kunsthaus Graz and Agfa Photo. He set up Hubert Jocham Type in 2007. MyFonts link. FontShop link. His typefaces:

    • Adonis.
    • He created the ecccentric serif families Alida Text and Display (2007).
    • Bent (sans family).
    • The Contra Sans and Contra Serif families.
    • The Crema family (2012) has various flowing thick signage script styles.
    • Dolce.
    • Element.
    • Elsner&Flake fonts: EF Havanna (1996), EH Herbert (1996), EF Panther, EF Sahara, EF Keule and EF Tabard.
    • The TV-screen-curved Fernseher family.
    • Fire.
    • The signage brush script typeface Flavour (2004).
    • Flow (sans).
    • Glenda (2009). A script face.
    • Granat (2009). A 14-style rounded sans family related to Jocham's own Teleplu and Teleneue.
    • Jocham (2012). A fat connected signage script family that won an award at TDC 2013.
    • June, New June and New June Serif (1999, after the large x-heighted June, used in W-magazine and Harvey Nichols magazine).
    • Keks (2009). A broken angular type.
    • The industrial sans family Konsens (with related Konsens Stencil).
    • Narziss (a beautiful high-contrast ornamental didone headline typeface, winner at TDC2 2010). Followed in 2012 by Narziss Pro Cyrillic.
    • The serif family Leaf.
    • The sans family LegauSans (2007).
    • Libris, Bally Libris.
    • LTA Identity.
    • Madita (2011). An upright connected script family.
    • Magazine.
    • Matrona (2010). An ultra fat rounded family, awarded at TDC2 2011.
    • The display serif typeface Mighty.
    • Mommie (2006) was originally designed as a display typeface for L'Officiel magazine in Paris in 2003. It won a display typeface award at TDC2 2008, and was followed in 2008 by MommieBrush. Boris Bencic, the art-director asked Jocham to design a script with high contrast in the stroke, in the tradition of Spencerian Hand.
    • The wide basic sans family Monday.
    • Motora Sans (2011). A simple sans family which according to Hubert is pure gasoline and sweat).
    • Neopop (2009). A circular type experiment.
    • New Libris Sans. This is a multi-weight extension of Libris, the corporate typeface of Bally, Switzerland, designed by Jocham in 1999. New Libris Serif.
    • Oktober.
    • Other Sans.
    • Other Oldstyle.
    • Perfetto (2008) is a new classic serif family based on a typeface penned by Giovanni Francesco Cresci with an x-height of 8 mm, and published in his book Il perfetto Scrittore in 1570 (also seen in Tschichold's Meisterbuch der Schrift).
    • Polia.
    • Ramon.
    • Riccia (2010). A grotesk family with schizophrenic "a" and "g".
    • The angular serif typeface Rudolph.
    • Safran (2009). A solid 18-style sans family.
    • In 2005, he made the brush script headline faces Schoko and Drop.
    • In 2008, he added the brush signage families Schwung and Milk.
    • September.
    • Softedge.
    • Spring Sans (2008).
    • Susa (2009). A connected script face.
    • The comic book family Tasty (2005).
    • Teleneue.
    • Venturio (50s diner face).
    • Verve Sans and Serif (2006-2007) are a pair of fun birds, especially the frivolous serif originally planned for a women's psychology magazine called Emotion. A few days after their publication, they were renamed Verse Sans and Verse Serif, probably because the name Verve clashed with Adobe's VerveMM font made in 1998 by Brian Sooy (by the way, there is also a Verve type family by Dieter Steffmann, dated 2000).
    • Vivid (2009).
    • Voice (2004-2005, elliptical sans). Subfamilies include Voice Edge, Voice Sans and Voice Shoulder, all done at URW. In 2007, Voice was removed from URW and is solely available at Hubert Jocham Type&Design. The family was extended and now includes many styles, subdivided in Voice (sans), VoiceEdge, VoiceShoulder, VoiceSerif, Voice Heavy, Voice Medium, Voice Ultra Bold, and TeleVoice.
    • The very interesting asymmetrically rounded Volt (2007), a sans family he claims improves on similar faces such as Bernhard Gothic, Barmeno, Dax, Prokyon, Voice Shoulder, and Phoenica.
    • Weekend.
    • Work ahead: this serif face (2005).
    • Xmas Rudolph (2006). A free display serif face.

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    Hugo Hoppmann

    German designer (b. Köln, 1988) of the wonderful free paperclip typeface Herrliches Script (2005). Dafont link. Other free faces: Lafayette (2006, sans), Brasil (2006), Piqto80s (2007), Filzmoos (2007), Kaviva (2007, art deco: a free headline font, inspired by the cover-type of the eighties fashion magazine VIVA), Font03. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ina Dimitrova

    New York-based print designer who made the cover for William Gibson's text book Pattern Recognition (2010). In 2013, she designed the fashion mag high-contrast typeface Rounda (AI format---free). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Intertype
    [Gilbert Powderly Farrar]

    Defunct foundry. One of its typographic directors was Gilbert Powderly Farrar (1886-1957), who designed Bert Black. Intertype's typefaces include Monterey (1958, Rand Holub, its "version" of Murray Hill; available from Bitstream now), Imperial (designed by Ed Schaar; now a Bitstream font), Intertype Vogue (ca. 1930, see Am Sans by Volker Busse for a free digital version), Stuyvesant (1940, now available from Bitstreeam), and Nuptial Script (now an Adobe font).

    MyFonts writes: Harris inherited the Harris-Intertype library, made up of the faces cut by Intertype to compete with Mergenthaler from the First World War. A small group of original typefaces centers on newspaper faces and scripts. In the thirties C.H. Griffith at Mergenthaler believed the linecaster to be unsuitable for the development of scripts, which led Ed Schaar at Intertype to claim this market as their own. Intertype became Harris-Intertype ca. 1960, and Harris ca. 1975.

    Cyrillic faces in their library, ca. 1930. The firm still exists as Harris Corporations in Melbourne, FL, but is no longer producing fonts.

    Leonard Spencer, in his article Linotype / Intertype Linecasting Machines How They Differ writes: Intertype started as International Typesetting Machine Company in 1911. Many of first machines were rebuilt Linotype bases with improvements patented by the new company. When World War I broke out, International Typesetting Machine Company was reorganized as the Intertype Corporation, and by 1917 had three machines for sale: Model A one magazine, Model B two magazine, Model C three magazine. Intertype was first in cold type with its Fotosetter in 1950. This machine continued the circulating matrix principle but had film image instead of the punched character. Stuart Sandler adds this piece of information: The Harris-Intertype Fotosetter was the first photo typesetting machine invented. It marks the beginning of the Cold Type era and is the machine responsible for it . . . Incidentally this is the machine that inspired the creation of the Filmotype by its inventor Allan Friedman when he saw it unveiled to US audiences in 1948. Instead of lead slugs, the Intertype which was a Linotype machine had replaced them with small film negatives and proceeded to set type as you would imagine the bastardization of a lead type and photo type machine only could. There are many reasons Cold Type caught on and it became the standard some time after that period till digital typesetting machines like the Alphatype came into their own. It wasn't until the release of the first MacIntosh in 1984 when Cold Type was eclipsed by desktop publishing.

    Mac McGrew: Ideal (originally called Ideal News) was designed by Herman R. Freund for Intertype in 1926, for the New York Times. It has much the appearance of Century Schoolbook, but with shorter ascenders and squattier capitals. The italic is a little closer to Century Expanded Italic, providing more contrast with the roman. Sturdy serifs, substantial hairlines, and open loops make it a practical typeface for the demanding production requirements of high-speed newspaper use. Ideal Bold is heavier than the Century bold faces.

    View a few digital typefaces with roots in the Intertype collection.

    Another famous type is Cairo. Mac McGrew: Cairo is Intertype's adaptation of Memphis, originally designed by Rudolf Weiss for Stempel in Germany about 1929, and first imported into the United States as Girder. Except for Litho Antique, this was the first of the modern square-serif faces, which are revivals of older faces known as Egyptians. The Intertype faces appeared in 1933 to 1940. Lining Cairo features several sizes of caps on 6- and 12-point bodies in the manner of Copperplate Gothic. Compare Memphis, Stymie, Karnak.

    Farrar is also the author of The Typography of Advertisements That Pay (1917, D. Appleton and Co., New York). Local download. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Iñigo Jerez Quintana
    [Textaxis]

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    Ioana Avram

    Fashion illustrator in Bucharest. She did some brush alphabets in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Irina Braginsky

    Creator of the fashion mag typeface Sibilant (2012): Sibilant is a display typeface designed primarily for fashion editorials. The initial basis of the concept was to eliminate parts of the letterforms while still having the typeface recognizable. The typeface is very light and airy, yet the combination of high stoke contrast and elegant curves gives this typeface a whispery, edgy, hissing quality reminiscing of snakes. Hence the name Sibilant. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ismael Fino

    Graphic designer in Guadalajara, Mexico. Textures inspired him to create the geometric textured typeface FN Tekture (2010), FN RE EVO (2011), FN Revoluxion (2012), and the spurred military typeface Nacion Gothic (2012). Monotypo (2012) is a hairline fashion mag sans typeface.

    In 2013, he created the ball terminal ornamental typeface Mexique. He drew inspiration from Porfirio Diaz and Mexico in the 1880s.

    His typefaces can be bought via HypeForType. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ixipcalli
    [Francisco Arellano]

    Foundry in Ixipcalli, Mexico, run by Mexico City-based Francisco Arellano (b. 1981). Creator of the free monoline sans faces Coamei (2011) and Copilme (2011), the informal monoline typeface InColhua (2011), and Huelic (2011).

    In 2012, they published the commercial typefaces Bolta (monoline organic sans), Caronta (a monoline humanistic sans with a large x-height), Tecpana, Naolica (a monoline, elliptical sans family), Auloe (a rounded contrast-laden sans family), Olpan (monoline sans family), Kaodai (monoline sans), Ocelca (a tribal organic type family), Qatana (a Peignotian sans family), Metrica (an organic elliptical sans family in 12 styles), Minimalista (monoline sans family with a hairline weight), and the elegant wide sans family Ekon.

    Typefaces from 2013: Ancora (high-contrast fashionable titling face), Binaria.

    Typefaces from 2014: Ipnea (a logotype sans), Gillca.

    Dafont link. Aka Jef Triforce. Fontspring link. FontVila link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Jakob Runge
    [Typemefonts (was: 26plus zeichen)]

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    James Montalbano
    [Terminal Design]

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    Jan Dominik Gillich

    Codesigner with Alisa Nowak of Sperling FY (2014, FontYou), a didone-inspired headline or fashion mag display typeface family. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Jan-Christian Bruun

    Danish graphic designer in Lyngby. He made the following typefaces:

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

    Jason Vandenberg
    [Greyscale Type]

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    Jésica Sanson

    Graduate from FADU, University of Buenos Aires, who created the fashionably slender typeface Blue Velvet (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Jean-François Porchez
    [ZeCraft]

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    Jennifer Nassef

    Burbank, CA-based designer who made the fashion mag typeface Jaylinn (2012).

    Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Jeremy Mickel
    [MCKL (was: Mickel Design)]

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    Jess Latham
    [Blue Vinyl]

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    Jessica Bailey

    Designer in Truro, UK, specializing in fashion graphics. Her typeface Fashion Studio (2014) was custom designed for Fashion Studio Magazine. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Jim Bogenrief

    Jim Bogenrief (Pasadena, CA) modified ITC Tiffany when he created the fancy didone fashion mag typeface AM Debbie (2012).

    Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Jimmy Gustafsson

    Jimmy Gustafsson (Öga Design, Stockholm) created Gaslight Grotesk (2012), Tribura Sans (2012, for information design), Kraut Display (2012, a typeface inspired by the sonic architecture of early Krautrock), NärCon (2012, oriental brush typeface), Diakrit (2012), and Paul (2012, fashion mag typeface).

    Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Joan Chong

    Joan Chong works in Singapore. Her illustrations and fashion mag work is exquisite and refined. In addition, she has made a modular typeface called Ornate (2013).

    Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Joancarles P. Casasín

    Catalan type designer (b. Barcelona, 1969) who made ITC Belter and FF FontSoup.

    He is co-principal of Typerware with Andreu Balius, in Barcelona. At Typerware, he codesigned the following original fonts with Andreu Balius: TW Czeska, TW FaxFont amily, TW NotTypeWriterButPrinter, FF FontSoup, Matilde Script, Garcia Bodoni. Check the Canas Cister Abbey font project. Check also the award winning font Universitas Salamantini by the Typerware duo.

    In 2010, he created Adineue Bold for Adidas. For the fashion brand Kipling, he designed a vogueish typeface called Kipling (2012). For the STM Montreal (the transport authority of Montreal), he created a custom typeface called STM Montreal (2011).

    Interview with Penela. Fontfont link. FontShop link. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Joancarles P. Casasín
    [BaseLAB]

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    Joao Oliveira
    [Onrepeat]

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    John Nahmias
    [JonahFonts]

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    JonahFonts
    [John Nahmias]

    Type and logotype company in Polanco (and now Mexico City), Mexico, run by John Nahmias (b. 1935, New York City). John is a graphic designer who started his career in 1952 in a New York studio with Lucian Bernhard. He left that company in 1958. He now lives in Mexico where he paints and runs his own studio. John's typefaces, mostly but not exclusively scripts, are sold by MyFonts.

    • A: Altura (2007, a serif family for covers), Amplia (2008, connected script in the style of Mistral; see also New Amplia (2010)), Annabel Lee (2011, upright connected monoline script), Aquarel (2014), Aristide (2007, grunge), Aros (2009) Arroba (2010, a directionally challenged heavy slab serif), Artichoke (2011, fat signage script).
    • B: Bonafide (2009, sans family), Brougham (2012, techno), Buggy Ride, Bulwark (2011, oddly-serifed), Burgerbun (2014).
    • C: Caravan Script (2007), Caseta Slab (2014), Caseta Sans (2014), Caseta Regular (2014), Casual Brush (2007), Chatter (2010, influenced by signage), Cherry Lane (2011, fat round signage face), Chit Chat (2009, comic book style), Circuitry (2007, rounded octagonal face), Claxon (2009), Clic (2012: rounded comic book style family), Coliseum (2007), Cornerstone, Cornerstone Flair, Cornerstone Pro (2014), Credititle (2009), Crotona (2014), Crotona Sans (2014).
    • D: Designers Gothic (2009, a poster sans family).
    • E: Epoch (2009, organic), Etiquette (2009, casual script).
    • F: Fabius (2008, a fat-nibbed pen face), Feather Pen (2007), Fidelity Caps (2009), Flavian (2013, a text typeface), Fountain Pen (2007), Front Page (2011), Frugality (2014, an antiqua).
    • G: Gallivant (6 styles), Garabato (2008, informal hand), Georgie (2011, upright connected script), Goya (2012, a heavy signage script), Granada (2014).
    • H: Hacienda (2008, hand-printed), Honcho (2007). Lucian Bernhard's Magnetype font series is being revived in 2010 by John Namias, starting with Bernhard's Community Low and Community Condensed, which is called Harpsichord.
    • I: Interum (2007).
    • J: Janagrace (2007, flowing script), Jonah Brush (2010, basic signage font), Jonahpad (2008, hand-printed), Joyscript (2007; Joyscript Two was done in 2013), Juggler (2010, signage / comic book face), Juke Box (2009, calligraphic).
    • L: La Rotonda (2009), Lyanna (2008, brush script).
    • M: Manor Script (2013, connected), Mark (2010, a grungy marker script), Medalist (2008, flat-nibbed pen script), Meridia Script (2009), Metrolite (2011), Metrolite Pro (2014), Mulberry Road (2011, fat retro diner script).
    • N: Nebbiolo (2012, a monoline fashion mag sans family), Newmark (2014: techno sans).
    • O: Open Air (2014, a stencil font---caps only(, Organo, Oregano Sans.
    • P: Palazzo (2007), Paloma (connected script), Palomar (2012, condensed organic sans), Pennyscript (2014, a connected brush script), Pine Nuts, Pinot Noir (2009, calligraphic), Poncho (2013, signage script), Pony Tale (2009, signage face; the Pro version appeared in 2014).
    • Q: Qualico (2009, semi-serif 1970s family).
    • R: Rave (2011), Regalo (2010, an organic family; see also Regalo Pro, 2014), Reto (2012).
    • S: Scriptonah Pro (2014), Sevoya (2012, fat signage script), Scriptelle (2007), Scriptonah (2007; John Downer writes: Scriptonah, in any of its four weights, is not particularly pretty or delicate, but it is far from homely. It is firm and fibrous. It is raw.), Scriptonite (2010, a packaging script), Showtime (2011), Sign Brush (2010, a lively signage face), Singular (2009), Snowpuffs (2013), Starlette (2009), Steletto (2007, condensed), Steletto Oldstyle, Steletto OS Flair, Steletto Serif, Stumpy (2011, display sans), Suite Slab (2011).
    • T: Talento (2007, script), Tiggly Wiggly (2009, hand-printed), Tingle (2009, comic book face), Trumpet (2013), Tubo, Twiggs (2009, hand-printed), Twopenny (2013, bilined).
    • U: Unico (2013: a condensed geometric sans), Unigram (2011, monoline unicase family).
    • V: Vantage (2013, a humanist sans).
    • W: Wordscript (2007, almost a brush script).
    • Y: Yacqui (2009, Mayan look face), Yonkers (2014).
    • Z: Ziggy (2007).

    View John Nahmias's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Jonathan Hoefler
    [Hoefler&Frere-Jones (was: Hoefler Type Foundry)]

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    Joowon Lee

    Joowon Lee (South Korea) created the corporate branding font Edgen in 2013 for the imaginary elite modeling agency Edgeway as a class project. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Jose Dones-Mustafa

    Specialist in fashion mag typography, who is based in New York City. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Joseph John Myers

    London-based graphic designer who created the high-contrast fashion mag bespoke typeface Dahb (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Josip Kelava

    Josip Kelava (Jay Kreative, Australia and UK) is an art director and graphic designer. He has done typographic work for fashion mags and fashion-conscious ads such as for Mercedes (2011), Coco Vodka (2011, using an Escheresque typeface), and Click Magazine (2011, see the Olena Cherneyo illustration). Creator of the alchemic yet futuristic family Geomas (2011).

    Typefaces made in 2012: Metropolis (a superb bilined retro type family, ideal for posters---free download).

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

    Julia Rajnak

    During her studies at IPAC Design Genève, Switzerland, Julia Rajnak created the elegant thin sans typeface Flotte (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Julien Mercier
    [Julmeme]

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    Julmeme
    [Julien Mercier]

    Foundry in Tokyo. Creator of the techno faces Naname Kun (2010, a 3d octagonal family), Otsuki Sama (2011, a delicate high-contrast geometric fashion mag font), Julmeme Kun (2009) and Kaminari Kun (2009).

    The foundry is run by Swiss-born Julien Mercier (b. 1983), who works as a graphic designer in Tokyo.

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

    Julyane Lima

    Web designer in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Creator of a gorgeous Christian Louboutin shoe illustration poster in 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Juraj Chrastina

    Freelance designer from Slovakia, b. 1981, Zilina. He set up shop at MyFonts in 2009. His typefaces:

    • 2009: Stanislawski (display sans), Bonatti (simplified sans), Motyka (an octagonal family).
    • 2010: Cassin (dingbats), Birkenmajer (blackletter and curly), Ruman (a piano key font not unlike many of the modular fonts made over at FontStruct), Komarnicki (geometric---it is largely based on arcs of a circle), Batura (ornaments), Flexi Social Icons (a set of 64 social network and media buttons), Messner (a hairline sans), Kammerlander (a high-contrast all caps Peignotian face that Juraj claims is well suited for fashion mags), Runout (a black marker face), Walker (a floral dingbat face), Trango (an unevenly spaced fun childish hand-printed face), Chogolisa (an elliptical sans family).
    • 2011: Primitive Icons (dingbats), Manaslu (his first cartoon font), Baltoro Sans (humanistic sans), Masherbrum Slab Thin (hairline slab for fashion mags), Latok (a fat keyhole-themed art deco display face), Makalu (a flower dingbat typeface inspired by the lovely drawings of the famous illustrator Zdenìk Miler), Besley Hand (hand-printed didone), Ambassador (a hairline roman capitals face, ideal for glossy fashion mags. Its high-contrast Peignotian companion is Snob), Greenhorn (a comic book face), Gamba (an elliptical typeface), Valibuk (a strong black sans headline face), Lomidrevo (a grunge stencil derived from Valibuk), Baronessa (hand-printed poster face), Baron (hand-printed poster face).
    • 2012: Rumbarak (inspired by the titles of a few old Czech movies for children), Boudoir (a hand-printed poster face), Fimfarum (a wonderful set of hand-printed poster faces that can be mixed and matched for certain effects).
    • 2013: Gentleman (a sans family from hairline to black), Amundsen (an all-caps stencil typeface), Smart Labels (badges), Lustig (an interlocking poster font), Hilton Sans and Hilton Serif (fashion mag headline faces kerned and spaced by Igino Marini), Handy Labels, Loco (a counterless geometric art deco face), Charmante (hand-drawn poster typeface).
    • 2014: Fram (an uppercase stencil typeface for Latin and Cyrillic), General (neutral sans family with a very thin hairline weight).

    Pic. Myfonts link. Creative Market link. Klingspor link. Fontspring link. Behance link.

    Showcase of Juraj Chrastina's typefaces at MyFonts. Behance link.

    View Juraj Chrastina's typefaces. Showcase of Juraj Chrastina's typefaces at MyFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Justine Thorner

    As a student in Cardiff, Wales, Justine Thorner designed the stunning teardrop-laden swashy calligraphic typeface Voracious Vanity (2013), which evokes the style of modern fashion magazines. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Justyna Gostkiewicz

    During her studies in warsaw, Justyna Gostkiewicz created an elegant outlined fashion mag typeface possibly called High End (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Karah Nall

    Karah Nall (Kentucky) graduated from the University of Louisville with a BFA in Communication Art&Design. Home page. She created the tall thin monoline slab serif typeface Hepburn (2011), which has potential as a fashion mag face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Karina Goto

    Karina Goto graduated from the Masters program in advanced typography at EINA, Barcelona in 2013. Before that, she obtained an MBA in branding from Rio Branco University. She created the decorative fashion mag typeface Makeup in 2013 during her studies there. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Kathryn Nowicki

    Graphic designer in Grand Rapids, MI, who created the monoline deco typeface Vogue (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ketlin Martins

    Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Ketlin moved to Canada in 2008. She studied at Emily Carr University of Art & Design and the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Vancouver. She is working as a freelancer in Montreal. In 2013, she designed the modular fashion mag typeface ABC. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Kimberly Cheung

    Kimberly Cheung, an illustrator in Washington, DC, used Walbaum's capitals to design an ornamental caps typeface, Couturier (2013), on the theme of fashion accessories. It was developed during her studies at Corcoran College of Art and Design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Kinobrand Design
    [Nelio Barros]

    Nelio Barros is part of Kinobrand Design in Geneva (and now Lausanne). While they are mostly occupied with graphic and brand design in general, they found the time in December 2011 to design a geometric monoline fashion mag family called Nixin.

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

    Kohei Ishikawa

    Japanese designer of the didone fashion magazine typeface simply called #01 (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Kohei Miura

    Japanese calligrapher who did the lettering for the Cacharel logotype. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Kreis

    Kreis is a young communication designer from Tenerife, and is into fonts, fashion and film. He lives in Braunschweig, Germany, and is present on Behance. In 2010, he made an experimental alphabet---perhaps not a font---, called Kafka. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Kristina Christensen

    Haderslev, Denmark-based creator of the high contrast fashion mag typeface Vertigo (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Krutika Galgalikar

    Singapore-based designer of a fashion mag typeface in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Lais Dornelles

    Art director at W3Haus in Porto Alegre, Brazil, who created the tall elegant serifed typeface Lenda (2012-2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Lanston Type Co
    [Gerald Giampa]

    The Lanston Type Co was based in PEI, Canada, moved in 2002 to Vancouver, and moved later that year to Espoo, Finland. In 2004, Lanston was sold to P22. It has classic and wonderful offerings such as Albertan, Bodoni, Caslon, Deepdene (Frederic Goudy, 1929-1934; see D690 Roman on the SoftMaker MegaFont XXL CD, or URW Deepdene, or Barry Schwartz's Linden Hill (a free font)), Goudy Oldstyle, Jacobean Initials, Kennerly, Kaatskill, Water Garden and Jefferson Gothic. Owned by Gerald Giampa (b. 1950, d. Vancouver, 2009), who wrote me this: Frederic Goudy worked for us for 29 years. We manufactured Monotype casters and keyboards. The English sister company sold casters to England and the Commonwealth and we sold to the Americas and wherever else practical. Tolbert Lanston, our founder, was the inventor of Monotype. We still sell matrices and were punching them until several years ago. Soon we expect to have the equipment moved and operational once again. We are placing it into America's largest printing museum which is in Andover close to Boston. However there is a possibility that it will end up in Hull Québec. Our previous type director was Jim Rimmer of Vancouver, noted type designer. He designs, cuts and cast type in lead. Our typeface Albertan was designed by Jim and is very successful. John Hudson and Ross Mills of Tiro were directly inspired by our facilities in Vancouver. I encouraged them towards type design. The beautiful Bodoni 26 (unicase) can be bought at FontShop. Atlantic 35 (1909-1935) is a modern family first used by the Atlantic Monthly in 1909.

    The fonts: Albertan No. 977, Albertan Bold No. 978, Albertan Title No. 980,&Inline No. 979, Bodoni No. 175, Bodoni Bold No. 2175, Bodoni 26 (a Lanston unicase based on an interpretation by Sol Hess), No. 175, Caslon Old Style No. 337, Caslon Bold No's 637,&537, Deepdene No. 315, Figures Square No. 132, Flash No. 373, Fleurons C, Fleurons Granjon Folio, Fleurons Folio One, Forum No. 274, Francis No. 982, Garamont No. 248, Globe Gothic No's 240,&239,&230, Goudy Initials No. 296, Goudy Old Style No. 394, Goudy Thirty No. 392, Goudy Village (#2) No. 410, Hadriano Stone-Cut No. 409, Hadriano Title No. 309, Jacobean Initials, Jefferson Gothic No. 227, Jenson Old Style No. 508, Kaatskill No. 976, Kaufmann (Lanston Swing Bold) No. 217, Kennerley Old Style No. 268, Metropolitan No. 369, Obelisk No. 2577, Pabst Old Style No. 45, Pabst Old Style Open, Spire No. 377, 20th Century No. 605, Vine Leaves C, Vine Leaves Folio One, Vine Leaves Folio Two, Water Garden Ornaments. P22 writes this about Lanston: In the late 1800s, Tolbert Lanston licensed his technology to an English sister company and became a major international force. Lanston grew rapidly with America's pre-eminent type designer, Frederic Goudy, holding the position of art director from 1920-1947. The Philadelphia-based Lanston Monotype eventually parted ways with its English counterpart. English Monotype became simply known as Monotype from that time forth. Lanston was acquired by American Type Founders in 1969. After a series of other owners, the company found its way to master printer Gerald Giampa, who moved it to Prince Edward Island in 1988. During its time of transition, Lanston continued supplying the American market for monotype casters until January 21, 2000, when the hot-metal component of Lanston was tragically destroyed by a tidal wave. Giampa was one of the earliest developers of PostScript fonts. After the loss, he focused on digitization to an even greater extent. Under his stewardship, Lanston's classic faces were digitized in a style that was true to the sources, which are the brass and lead patterns from which the metal type was made. The past few years have seen Giampa and Lanston travel from Canada to Finland, and back again. Now, Lanston has completed another journey back to the United States to come under the care of a new steward: P22. Giampa is answering the call of the sea. He has traded his type founder's hat for that of a ship's captain to sail the northern Pacific coast. During his shore leaves, Giampa will act as typographic consultant to Lanston-P22. The P22 Lanston collection (2005-2006) includes this:

    • LTC Archive Ornaments (2014, Richard Kegler and Miranda Roth).
    • Artscript (2 style+OT).
    • Bodoni 26 (1 style).
    • Bodoni Bold (4 styles).
    • LTC Bodoni 175 (by Sol Hess; with help in 2006 by Paul Hunt. This is supposed to be a Bodoni revival true to the original.).
    • LTC Broadway (by Sol Hess).
    • Californian (8 styles + OT).
    • Caslon (12 styles+OT).
    • Christmas (5 styles).
    • Cloister in 11 styles, including LTC Cloister Light Swash, LTC Cloister Bold, LTC Cloister Light, LTC Cloister Oldstyle, and LTC Cloister Swash.
    • Deepdene (9 styles).
    • LTC Creepy Ornaments (2006).
    • Deepdene Bold (2 styles).
    • Figures (1 style).
    • Flash (1 style).
    • Fleurons Granjon (1 style).
    • Fleurons Garamont (1 style).
    • Fleurons Rogers (1 styles).
    • Forum Titling (1 style).
    • LTC Fournier le Jeune, a decorative all caps combines the font designed by Simon Fournier for the Peignot Foundry in 1768 with a more elaborate "Vogue Initials" caps offered by ATF in the 1920s.
    • Garamont (12 styles).
    • Globe Gothic (3 styles).
    • LTC Glamour was originally released by Lanston Monotype in 1948. It is based on Corvinus, designed by Imre Reiner. P22 designer Colin Kahn has added some unusual variants.
    • LTC Goudy Extras (50 ornaments).
    • Goudy Handtooled (2 styles).
    • Goudy Heavyface (2 styles + OT).
    • Goudy Initials (1 style).
    • Goudy Oldstyle Family (7 styles + OT).
    • Goudy Sans: Goudy Sans Bold was originally designed by Fredric Goudy in 1922 as a less formal "gothic" and finished in 1929. The light was designed in 1930 and the Light Italic in 1931. Colin Kahn digitized them in 2006 to make a 6-style Goudy Sans family at P22/Lanston, which includes a Goudy Sans Hairline.
    • Goudy Text (2 styles+OT).
    • Goudy Thirty (2 styles).
    • Hadriano (1 style).
    • Halloween Ornaments (1 style).
    • Hess Monoblack (1 style).
    • LTC Italian Old Style (2007, by Paul Hunt, after Goudy Italian Oldstyle, 1924). Remastered in 2011 by Paul Grieshaber as LTC Italian Old Style Pro: LTC Italian Old Style is not to be confused with the English Monotype font also called "Italian Old Style", which is an earlier design from 1911 based on William Morris's Golden Type that is based on Nicholas Jenson's Roman face. Goudy went back to Jenson's original Roman and other Renaissance Roman faces for his inspiration and the result is what many consider to be the best Renaissance typeface adapted for modern use. Bruce Rogers was one of the biggest admirers of Italian Old Style and designed the original specimen book for Italian Old Style in 1924 using his trademark ornament arrangement. These ornaments are now contained in the pro versions of the Roman styles- Regular Pro and Light Pro.
    • Jacobean Initials (8 styles).
    • Jefferson Gothic (1 style).
    • LTC Jenson Oldstyle was designed by J. W. Phinney of the Dickinson Type Foundry in 1893 and is based on Morris's Golden Typeface. This remastered set features a true italic based on the 1893 ATF italic version as well as a newly digitized Jenson Regular (P22) and Jenson Heavyface (P22) based on Phinney's design of 1899.
    • Kaatskill (the Italic was completed by Jim Rimmer).
    • Kennerley (9 styles+OT).
    • Metropolitan (4 styles+OT).
    • LTC Law Italic.
    • Nicolas Cochin (2 styles+OT).
    • LTC Obelysk Grotesk, a reconsrtruction of Sol Hess's Spire (1937) (digital versions first by Gerald Giampa and then bu Colin Kahn).
    • Octic Gothic (2 styles).
    • Ornaments 1 (1 style).
    • Ornaments 2 (1 style+OT).
    • Ornaments 3 (1 style).
    • Ornaments Animalia (1 style).
    • LTC Ornamental Initials. These are floriated caps.
    • Pabst (1 style), Pabst Italic.
    • Powell (2 styles).
    • Remington Typewriter (2 styles+OT).
    • Spire (1 style).
    • LTC Squareface (Sol Hess).
    • Swing Bold (1 style).
    • Twentieth Century (2 styles+OT).
    • LTC Tourist Gothic (Sol Hess).
    • Village #2 (4 styles + OT).
    • Vine Leaves (1 style).
    • Water Garden Ornaments (11 styles).

    Fonts can be purchased from MyFonts where all fonts have the prefix LTC. Obituary of Giampa and links to obituaries.

    Catalog of the Lanston typeface library. View the typefaces designed by Lanston. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Larissa Fischinger

    Information designer from Stutgart who is studyin at Stuttgart Media University. At Denmarks School for Media and Journalism in 2012, she designed the didone font Elegant, which has a fragile yet fashionable look. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Leandro Pita

    Designer in Funchal, Portugal, who made the art deco ultra-contrasted fashion mag typeface Voa (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Leftloft
    [Andrea Braccaloni]

    Leftloft is a visual communications studio in Milan, founded in 1997 by graphic designer Andrea Braccaloni (b. Bologna, 1973), Francesco Cavalli, Bruno Genovese and David Pasquali. The studio is mainly engaged in corporate identity, and now also has an office in New York. Andrea Braccaloni teaches visual communication at the III Faculty of Architecture/Design at the Politecnico di Milano. At ATypI in Rome in 2002, he spoke about new typefaces he designed the old-fashioned way, as a handicraft. Within the studio, there is a small lab for type design, called "Die kleine Fonderie", at which Andrea Braccaloni and Veronika Burian are active. Designs include LL Egeo (1999, shifted letters), LL Mila (2002, a condensed sans with a trademark "g"), LL Etica (2001-2002, a sans family that derives its name from Helvetica, and has soft strokes and wide apertures---in 2009, Etica Seriffo was published by Type Together as the "trappist type family"), LL Chicane (2001, geometric and experimental, between paperclip and neon sign), LL Impresa (2001, octagonal-themed font), LL SanSiro (masculine sans family), LL EU (a delicate sans), LL Alice ditalunghe (transitional text face), LL Officiel (extreme didone titling face, developed for French fashion magazine L'Officiel, in collaboration with Patricia Sartori), LL Crudo (experimental, now LFT Crudo), LL Ubu Re (2002, made by lines and circles only), Lemon (1998), L'Amante Perduto (1999), Solferino Text (2007, with Luciano Perondi, for Corriere della Sera). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Leta Sobierajski

    Leta Sobierajski is a multidisciplinary designer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Creator of the spurred fashion mag typeface Marle (2012). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Lisa Fleck

    Graphic designer and photographer in Amsterdam. In 2009, she created Fashion Typeface, and Typeface-for-musician-Bernhard-Fleischman (experimental). In 2010, she added Ruhrschrift (semi-Tuscan). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Lucas Benjamin Sharp

    Designer (b. 1986, San Francisco) who lives in San Francisco, but is listed at MyFonts as a denizen of Brooklyn, NY. Creator of Happy Stache (2010, blackletter), Hera (2010, a ball terminal-laden ornate didone done for his thesis at Parsons), and Designer Sucks (2010, ultra-fat and counterless).

    MyFonts link. Klingspor link. Behance link. Another Behance link.

    Lucas Sharp is involved with Typeslashcode in New York.

    He designed the free fat counterless typeface Doughboy (2010).

    Type catalog, 2010.

    Lucas Sharp does penmanship drawings such as Go Big Or Go Home (2010) and We're on a roll (2010).

    His talent shines through his award-quality ornamental didone family, Hera Big (2010), which I guess is an extenion of his earlier thesis work. Images of Hera Big: Black, Bold, Extra Light, Extra Thin.

    In 2011, he and Juan Carlos Pagan set up Pagan&Sharp in Brooklyn, NY. Foundry link at MyFonts. Together, Pagan and Sharp published Malleable Grotesque Regular (2011).

    In 2013, he published Sharp Sans through the Incubator subfoundry of Village. Sharp sans is a geometric sans with a non-geometric semi-curvy italic. Ogg (2013) is a fashion mag typeface inspired by the hand lettering of 20th century book designer and calligrapher Oscar Ogg.

    In 2014, Greg Gazdowicz and Lucas Sharp codesigned Doughboy Pro, a bubble bath typeface. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Ludwig Type
    [Ludwig Übele]

    Ludwig Übele is a Berlin-based German type designer (b. Memmingen, 1974). In 2007, he established Ludwig Type in Berlin. Ludwig practiced type design and branding in his own studio in Den Haag, The Netherlands. He graduated in 2007 from the KABK in Den Haag, the same year in which he started his foundry Ludwig Uebele (or: Ludwig Type) in Berlin. MyFonts interview. Behance link. His award-winning typefaces:

    • The extensive serif family Marat, a winner in the TDC2 2008 competition. Its 9 styles can be bought here.
    • In 2008, he published Mokka, a subdued serif family with Zapfian influences (lower case "a"). [Do not confuse it with Mokka, Fidel Peugeot's script font from many years earlier---I wonder how Uebele got the Mokka trademark, quite impressive that oversight by the trademark office].
    • Augustin (2004). A renaissance typeface inspired by the type of Nicolas Jenson made in Venice in 1470.
    • Helsinki. A sans based on Finnish traffic signs---has a hairline weight, and a gorgeous Fat weight. Helsinki 2.0 was published in 2013. In 2014, he published the formidable free weights Helsinbki XXL Black and Helsinki XXL Thin.
    • Mediana. A custom typeface based on Franklin Gothic.
    • NewTaste. Commissioned by McDonald's.
    • Walhalla (2008) is a strong and bold uncial family inspired by uncial letters of the Czech type designer Oldrich Menhardt, made in 1948.
    • Daisy (2010) is an artsy ultra-fat vogue magazine style display face, best shown in pink. It won an award at TDC2 2011.
    • Tundra (2010, FontFont) is a narrow low-contrast small-text type family that was also awarded at TDC2 2011.
    • Daphne Script (2013) based on Georg Salden's Daphne.

      Riga and Riga Screen (2014). Designed for web page use, this is a practical space-saving sans family. Not to be confused with several other typefaces called Riga, one by Mostar / Olivier Gourvat (2009) and one by Gunnar Link (2012).

    • Diogenes (2014). Microsite.

    View Ludwig Übele's typefaces. A list of Ludwig Übele's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Ludwig Übele
    [Ludwig Type]

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    Luis Miguel Torres
    [Aviv Studio]

    [More]  ⦿

    Luis Othon

    Graphic designer in Monterrey, Mexico, who created the lachrymal fashion mag typeface La Perla (2012).

    Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Luke William Turvey
    [Okaycat]

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    Luvburn
    [Pedro Julien]

    Graphic design studio in Geneve, Switzerland, founded by Pedro Julien and Gabriel Comym. Typefaces created by them include Era 21 (2013: a fashion mag high-contrast didone), Quantum (2013: futuristic liquid typeface), She Is Typo (2012: another fashion mag display typeface), Vani (2012).

    Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Madeleine Matter

    Graphic designer and digital artist in Lausanne, Switzerland. Creator of the fashion mag high-contrast typeface Mad Matter (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Malena Castañon Gortari

    Graphic designer in Buenos Aires, who created a thin high-contrast fashion typeface called Monte (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Manuel Ramos

    Based in Valencia, Spain-based and born in Madrid in 1969, Manuel Ramos is the creator of these free and commercial typefaces in 2012: Astralia (oblique monoline sans), Datura (upright unconnected script), Humana (fat finger face), Fantastica (hairline), Cristal, Vernissage (display face), Humate (thin script), Graff, Retorica (an elegant wide techno face), Arsone (graffiti font), Future, Artesana, Subatomic, Aura (caps only), Radiance (thin face), Romantica, Alameda (an Arabic simulation typeface that conjures up Granada), Abstracta (textured techno face), Understand (an elegant lachrymal typeface), Metropolis (a stiletto typeface), Aritmetica (angular), Regard (hairline display face), Artistica (art deco), Iniciatica (bilined), Isabel (bilined caps-only face), Regard (hairline), Glubgraff (graffiti), Graffont (graffiti font), Extraterrestrial, Expresiva, Rotorica (spiky), Passion (a hairline avant-garde typeface), Infinita (hairline avant-garde sans), Cosmonautica (fashion mag typeface with just capitals; also called Eternal), New World (thin octagonal), Modes (condensed and straight-edged), Lavande, Modesta (thin octagonal) and Garbage.

    Typefaces from 2013: Transient, Evaow, Stella, Oval, Koda, Amaral (a technical pencil font), Astralasia.

    Typefaces from 2014: Radiance (avant garde), Alameda (Arabic simulation face), Datura (hand-printed), Valerie, Akasic, Destiny, Ensure (a casual sans), Exacta, Oldskool.

    Dafont link. Fontspace link. Behance link. Old URL.

    View Manuel Ramos's commercial typefaces. Newer Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Marco Bergamini Pzeros

    Italian designer of the refined display typeface Jent (2011), which is fit for a gentleman's fashion mag. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Maria Florencia Garcia

    Graduate from FADU, University of Buenos Aires, who created the elegant and fashionable condensed typeface Sergo (2010).

    Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Marie Rupolo

    Toronto-based art director and typographer. Creator of the curly alphabet The Sound of Fashion (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Marina Martins Chaccur

    Marina is a Brazilian graphic designer and teacher, who graduated from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado FAAP. She has an MA from the London College of Communication. Designer and college tutor in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She spoke at ATypI in Lisbon on vernacular Brazilian type and the current state of Brazilian type design. On her site we can find some sketchbooks, and a proposal for a blackletter face, among many other type-related goodies.

    In 2011, she obtained a Masters in the type and media program at KABK, Den Haag. At KABK, she designed the type system Chic (2011). This family includes fashion mag styles from a roman sans to curly caps and a "chic" didone.

    In 2013, she created the beveled caps typeface O Melhor de Sao Paulo, which is based in part on Jackson Cavanaugh's Alright Sans Ultra.

    In 2014, Crystian Cruz and Marina Chaccur codesigned the sans custom typeface UOL for the Brazilian internet provider.

    Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Marina Nunes

    Graphic design student at Senac, Brazil, b. 1991, Sao Paulo. For her school project, Marina Nunes designed Organdi Cursive (2012) for a fictitious project to change the visual identity of Elle magazine. She also created the free all caps poster sketch font Mayonaise (2012).

    Dafont link [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Mathias Doblhammer
    [DeeAit]

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    Matías J. Fernández G.

    Graduate from FADU, University of Buenos Aires, who created the fashion typeface Black Queen (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Max Privalov
    [Government Studios (was: GVMNT)]

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    Max Rabkin

    Cape Town, South Africa-based designer (b. 1988) of Scarange (2005, an organic typeface that was called Maelstrom) and Vogue Sans (2005, see also here). He is working on Satinwood (2007, a quaint typeface in the style of Bernhard Modern). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Maximilano Grosso

    Graphic designer in Buenos Aires (b. 1987) who studied at the University of Buenos Aires. He created the high-contrast fashion mag typeface Zephyro (2012). In 2013, he created the simple monoline sans typeface Good Deeds and the mini-slabbed typeface Nouvella.

    Behance link. Cargo Collective link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Maximilian Huber

    Maximilian Huber (Cellar Door, Vienna, Austria) created an experimental sketched geometric alphabet called Cellar Sans (2011; images: i, ii) and a fashion mag typeface called Enie (2011, free).

    In 2012, he published Leberkaas Grotesque (Ten Dollar Fonts), Justus, a blackboard bold typeface family, and Walden, a tall hand-printed poster typeface available from Ten Dollar Fonts.

    Still at Ten Dollar Fonts, he published these typefaces in 2013: Mandag (sans titling face), Fredag (another sans face), Pista (a successful inline titling face), Selador (Ten Dollar Fonts), Strassenbahn (a seans based on text in Vieenese tramways).

    Typefaces from 2014: Warpath (vintage hand-drawn typeface).

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

    MCKL (was: Mickel Design)
    [Jeremy Mickel]

    Jeremy Mickel runs a design studio in Brooklyn, New York, but lives in Providence, RI. Originally called Mickel Design, the studio and foundry was renamed MCKL in 2012.

    He is working on this VAR-Rounded sans serif style face (2007) that was based on plastic cut letters seen in New York's subway. See also here and here. Mickel's typefaces:

    • Router (2008, Jeremy Mickel): a rounded sans family.
    • Baro (2010, Chester Jenkins and Jeremy Mickel): Baro is inspired by memories of Antique Olive Nord, Roger Excoffon's landmark design originally commissioned for Air France in 1956. Nord, the heaviest weight of Antique Olive, was the starting point, but Baro shares DNA with other Village designs, including Apex New and Mavis.
    • Eventide (2009, Jeremy Mickel): octagonal and 3d family based on ideas by Paul Carlyle in the early 1940s. That Carlyle typeface had also made it into the PhotoLettering collection in 1971. Eventide was developed into a family at House Industries under the art direction of Ken Barber and Christian Schwartz, and won an award at TDC2 2011.
    • Superior (2010, Jeremy Mickel): a high-contrast transitional "nearly didone" face. Superior Title (2013) is described as a high-contrast missing link between Times and Bodoni. It was designed for fashion publications.
    • Shift (2010, Jeremy Mickel): a slab serif family that won an award at TDC2 2011.
    • Gonesh (2009, Jeremy Mickel): a great new sans family.
    • Aero (2010, Village Type) was developed in cooperation with Chester Jenkins. This poster family, inspired by Excoffon's Antique Olive, was awarded at TDC2 2011.
    • Letterboxes (2008). A stencil typeface that was part of a collaborative project with John Caserta at the Design Office.
    • Union (2011). A basic sans family, ideal for corporate design.
    • Jeremy Mickel created a digital version L.H. Copeland's (prismatic, beveled, roman caps) Trillium typeface [originally done at Photolettering] in 2011 at the new digital Photolettering / House Industries.
    • Fort is a sans family published in 2012 by Village.

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

    Megan Hudson

    London-based designer and illustrator. She created a typographic fashion poster in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Michael Jarboe
    [Reserves (or: AE Type)]

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    Michael Parson
    [Typogama]

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    Modern Typography
    [Paul Barnes]

    Modern Typography is a dot com web presence organized by the London-based type designer and graphic designer, Paul Barnes (b. 1970), typophile extraordinaire. It is promised to have plenty of material for the typophile. Author of Swiss Typography: The typography of Karl Gerstner and Rudolf Hostettler (Modern Typography, 2000).

    His typefaces:

    • The (free) font Pagan Poetry (2001), done for one of the sleeves on Björk's albums. The font was made for Show Studio (see also here and here).
    • Codesigner with Christian Schwartz in 2005 of the 200-font family Guardian Egyptian for The Guardian, about which he spoke at ATypI 2006 in Lisbon.
    • In 2007, he worked with Peter Saville on the Kate Moss brand. As a font, he suggested a variation on Brodovitch Albro, a typeface by Alexey Brodovitch, the famous art director of Harper's Bazaar from 1934-58. The Creative Review reactions to this typeface are a bit negative though.
    • In 2003, he created Austin, a high-contrast modern typeface. Now available at Schwartzco and at Commercial Type, Christian Schwartz writes: When hired to design a new headline typeface for Harper's&Queen, Britain's version of Harper's Bazaar, Paul thought to flick back through the pages of its 60's precursor, the über cool Queen. The high contrast serif headlines were lovely, but a little too expected in a contemporary fashion magazine. Some time poring through specimens in St Bride's Printing Library inspired the perfect twist: rather than taking our cues from Didot or Bodoni, we would start with Austin's first creation, turn up the contrast, tighten the spacing and make a fresh new look that would look bold and beautiful in the constantly changing world of fashion. The end result is Richard Austin meets Tony Stan, British Modern as seen through the lens of late 1970s New York.
    • Dala Floda (1997-now) is based on gravestone inscriptions, and was turned in 2010 into a logotype stencil family at Commercial Type. As a stencil family, it is praised by the typophile community. Realted is the semi-stencil typeface family Dala Moa.
    • Publico was designed from 2003-2006 with Christian Schwartz, Ross Milne and Kai Bernau. Originally called Stockholm and then Hacienda, and finally Publico for a Portuguese newspaper by that name.
    • Brunel (1995-now): an English modern, this is an anthology of the late eighteenth and nineteenth century English foundries. It was drawn from original source material, most notably the Caslon foundry and the work of John Isaac Drury).
    • Marian (2012) is a type experiment based on Garamond, consisting of 19 hairline styles with names referring to dates between 1554 and 1812. Commercial Type writes: Marian is a series of faithful revivals of some of the classics from the typographic canon: Austin, Baskerville, Bodoni, Fournier, Fleischman, Garamont, Granjon, Kis and van den Keere. The twist is that they have all been rendered as a hairline of near uniform weight, revealing the basic structure at the heart of the letterforms. Together they represent a concept: to recreate the past both for and in the present. [...] Faithful to the originals, Marian comes with small capitals in all nine roman styles, with lining and non-lining figures, with swash capitals (1554, 1740, 1800&1820), alternate and terminal characters (1554&1571). And like the hidden track so beloved of the concept album, Marian is completed by a Blackletter based on the work of Henrik van den Keere.
    • His classics series, mostly influenced by old Britsh type foundries, includes Figgins Sans (original 1832), Besley Grotesque, Caslon Antique, Fann Street Clarendon, Caslon Italian, Blanchard, Thorowgood Sans, Antique No. 6, Antique No. 3, and Ornamented (original c. 1850 at Caslon, Barnes use a Steven Shanks interpretation).
    • VF Didot (2013) is a custom Didot by Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz for Vanity Fair, as requested by its design director, Chris Dixon. Based on work of Molé Le Jeune, a punchcutter used by the Didot family in the early part of the 19th century, VFDidot has 7 optical sizes and up to 5 weights in each size, plus small caps and even a stencil style.

      Early in 2014, Christian Schwartz, Paul Barnes and Miguel Reyes joined forces to create the manly didone typeface family Caponi, which is based on the early work of Bodoni, who was at that time greatly influenced by the roccoco style of Pierre Simon Fournier. It is named after Amid Capeci, who commissioned it in 2010 for his twentieth anniversary revamp of Entertainment Weekly. Caponi comes in Display, Slab and Text subfamilies.

      In 2014, Dave Foster and Paul Barnes (Commercial Type) designed Marr Sans. They write: The influence of Scotland in typefounding belies the nation's small size. Marr Sans, a characterful grotesque design, was inspired by a typeface from the 1870s found in the work of James Marr & Co. in Edinburgh, successors to Alexander Wilson & Sons. From a few lines in three sizes, and only one weight, Paul Barnes and Dave Foster have expanded the family from Thin to Bold, plus an Ultra Black weight, a wider companion to the six lighter weights. While Graphik and Atlas represent the greater homogenity of twentieth century sans serifs, Marr, like Druk, revels in the individuality of the nineteenth century, and is like an eccentric British uncle to Morris Fuller Benton's Franklin and News Gothics.

    His St Bride Type Foundry. Dafont link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Moinzek
    [Hendrick Rolandez]

    Moinzek is Hendrick Rolandez, a designer in Bethoncourt, France who studied engineering at the institute of technology of Montbéliard.

    He created the free art deco sans typeface Magna (2012), as well as a free and purely geometric typeface, ORI (2011), specifically for use in the design of logos.

    In 2012, the condensed high-contrast fashion mag headline typeface Coco, also free, was published in eight styles. The 47 typeface (2012) pays homage to vintage lettering from 1947.

    In 2013, Rolandez published the free contrasted fashion mag 12-style font family Valkyrie. Still in the didone fashion mag style, we find Glamor (2013), a free 24-font family.

    In 2014, he created the free fashion mag typeface family Vanity.

    Behance link. Dribble link. Aka Moinzek. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Mok Ultra Pop Design

    Graphic design and fashion outfit in Verona, Italy. Behance link. In 2009, they created a fun display typeface for 2010 Myflea Agenda. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Mom
    [Pedro Mascarenhas]

    Mom is the foundry of Pedro Mascarenhas, a type designer from Lisbon (b. 1967, Lisbon). Creator of Art Deco Neue (2011).

    In 2013, he published the poster / fashion mag display sans typefaces Eliane Ultra Light and Eliane Bold, and the double view experimental typeface Mirror Display.

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

    Monica Fischer

    German designer of the fifties diner family Frigidaire (2004, URW, designed with Peter Guckes) and of the handrwritten typeface Pirates&Robbers (2004, URW). Also with Peter Guckes, she created the experimental typeface Kettapila (2006, URW), the squarish and fashionable family FontForum Phet (2008, URW++) and the curvy Curly Lady (2006, URW++, with Peter Guckes).

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

    Moshik Nadav

    Type and graphic designer in Jerusalem, where he studied at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. He also did one exchange student term at OCAD in Toronto. Behance link. He created these typefaces:

    • Moshik Hebrew (2010).
    • Some Latin display faces (2009).
    • His Moshik typeface (2010) has upper and lower cases that emulate chic jewelry. Poster about Toronto. Details of the upper case of his Moshik Nadav typeface (2010): A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, a, b, c.
    • In 2011, he created an extraordinarily beautiful didone display family called Paris (followed in 2013 by Paris Pro) about which he writes: Paris is a new typeface that inspired by the world of fashion. Paris Typeface should be in use by the most popular fashion magazines and super luxury brands. Paris typeface include awesome ligatures and sexy numerals. Paris typeface include 9 different styles: Paris Regular, Paris Regular Exit, Paris Regular Strip, Paris Regular White, Paris Ultra Light, Paris Bold, Paris Bold Exit, Paris Bold, Strip, Paris Bold White. Examples: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix, x.
    • A few months after Paris came the art deco marquee version called Paris Strip (2011).
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    Mustafa Celik

    Istanbul-based creator of a fashion mag typeface in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    MyFonts: Fashion mag faces

    Most relevant typefaces at MyFonts for the keyword fashion. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    MyFonts: Fashion scripts

    A small collection of commercial fashion script typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    MyFonts: High Fashion typefaces

    High fashion typefaces in the MyFonts collection. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    MyFonts: Vogue

    Top-ranked fonts at MyFonts on the theme "Vogue". [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Natalie Dinnikova

    Graphic design student at the Polytechnic University of Saint Petersburg. She created a delicate display typeface called Tahoma Optical (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Natalie Rauch

    From 2009 until 2013, Natalie Rauch studied towards a Bachelors in Communications Design at the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin, Germany. In 2014, she obtained a Masters in Type Design at the University of Reading, UK. During an internship at Carrois Type Design in 2012, she created the experimental sharp-edged typeface Kink. For her Bachelors in 2013, she created the modern fashion mag typeface Anouk. For her Masters at Reading, she developed the angular typeface family Raikka (2014). Raikka is a forceful unconventional multiscript typeface family that covers Latin, Greek, Cyrillic and Hebrew. It is characterized by a calligraphic almost fuzzy italic that is in sharp contrast to the more severe regular weight. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Negro
    [Ariel Di Lisio]

    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 typeface 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 typeface for magazine headlines. Caracas (2008), Soko (2009), and Stola (2008) have more geometric fantasies. Pink (2008) is experimental. Cascabel (2009) is a kitchen tile typeface 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.

    In 2011, Ariel published the futurismo face Saturna at Sudtipos [and I do not understand HypeForType's claim that it is an exclusve HypeForType font]. Their offices are in Buenos Aires and Caracas.

    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.

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

    Neil Summerour
    [Positype]

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    Nelio Barros
    [Kinobrand Design]

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    Nelson Balaban

    Brazilian graphic designer and well-known illustrator, b. 1989. Creator of the high-contrast fashion mag typeface Accent (2011, free download in EPS format on his Behance site). Leigo (2011) is a custom magazine font with an art deco flair. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Neutura
    [Alexander McCracken]

    Neutura was formed in 2003 by Alexander McCracken, who is located in San Francisco. His typefaces have a large geometric component: Aperture (slab serif family), Autobahn, Belfast (octagonal black-bowled headline face), Children (paperclip face), Circle (avant garde style), Deuce (ultrafat), Deuce Round (fat and counterless), Estrella (2011, a high-contrast fat vogue didone titling face), Frank (fat and counterless), Frank Stencil, Interpol (texture face), Magnum (2006, for Neo2 magazine: free), Neutrino (ultra-fat futuristic beauty, 2006), Neutura (clean geometric sans family), Orange (geometric hairline sans), Orange Round, Rabbit, Register (architectural sans), Royale (fat decorative didone), Saber (octagonal), Sarcophagus (very original blackletter), Spade (fat and counterless), Syrup (paperclip font), Vendella (2011), Wafer (ultrafat). At T-26, he published Children (2006, a paperclip font), Deuce and Sarcophagus.

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

    Nick Cooke
    [G-Type]

    [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Nick Curtis
    [Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2004]

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    Nick Curtis
    [Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2005]

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    Nick Curtis
    [Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2006]

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    Nick Curtis
    [Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2007]

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    Nick Curtis
    [Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2008]

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    Nick Curtis
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    Nick Curtis: Early commercial typefaces

    A list of commercial typefaces made by Nick Curtis from 2001-2003, and not listed elsewhere on these pages. Several of these faces appeared in the ITC and Bitstream collections. In 2003, he set up his own foundry, Nick's Fonts. The list: Atelier Sans, Cuppa Joe, Jeepers (a silent movie font), Mister Chuckles, Vinnie Boombah (2002, an outline font, based on 1950 poster lettering for Cinzano Spumante by Nico Eder), Scram Gravy, Steppin Out, ITC Zinzinnati, BoyzRGross (2001), HardlyWorthit, Margarita Ville NF (2001, a curly monoline slab serif), ITC Atelier Sans (2001), ShangriLa NF (2002), LaModaNF (2002, based on poster lettering for an Italian fashion house of the same name, designed by Wilman Schiroli in 1935), March Madness (2003, inspired by lettering from a 1920s Italian poster by legendary "postermeister" Marcello Dudovich), White Tie Affair (2002, pretty vertical lines), Ciné Miroir NF (2003), Fireside Chat NF (2003, based on lettering of Samuel Welo), Nord Express NF (2003, simulating poster font ideas of A.M. Cassandre; a variation of the typeface Acier Noir, Deberny&Peignot, 1936), Parsival Oldestyle NF (2003, patterned after Camelot, a 1920's font by ATF), Petre Devos NF (2003, based on a 1930s poster for a Flemish beer), Red Star Line NF (2003, based on a 1926 travel brochure), Soda Jerk NF (2003, based on a 1929 travel brochure), Toot Sweet Bistro NF (2003, based on a 1928 restaurant poster by artist Karl Bauer), BoDiddlioniStencil, ITC Photoplay (2002, based on lettering from 1927 by Samuel Welo, intended originally for captions of silent movies), ITC Scram Gravy, ITC Jeepers (2002), Erehwon Roman NF (2002, an exaggeration of University Roman), Heberling Casual NF, Marrakesh Express NF (2002, based on a 30s poster font), Slam Bang Theater NF (2002, patterned after the font Nubian Black, designed by Willard T. Sniffin for American Type Founders in the 1930s), Wagner Silhouette NF (2002, based on a 1946 design by Charles Louis Henry Wagner), Laguna Madre WBW, WHG Simpatico NF (2002), Sabrina Zaftig NF (2002), Bergling Fantasia NF (2002, after handlettering by J.M. Bergling), Bundle of Joy NF (2002), Namesake (2002, loosely based on Allan Gothic by Allan Brandtner), New Deal Deco NF (2002), Perserphone NF (2002, a Greek simulation font), Day Tripper NF (2002, based on a design originally called Dignity Roman by the unconventional 30s lettering artist Alphonso E. Tripp), Vielle Varsovie NF (2003), Raskalnikov NF (2003, Cyrillic simulation font), Spatz (2000, Sign DNA), Mrs Bathhurst (2001; a display typeface based on a 1916 alphabet by Fred G. Cooper), Vacation Postcard (patterned after various souvenir postcards available at gift shops along US highways, 1950s to present). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2004
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    Typefaces made by Nick Curtis from 2004, not listed elsewhere on these pages. Bayern Handschrift, De Rigueur NF, Refugio Rustic WBW, Refugio Refined WBW, Ponte Vecchio NF, Brazzaville NF (based on Congo, a 1910 font by Barnhart Brothers \& Spindler), Moonshine Script NF (a casual connected script patterned after an offering from the 1930s chapbook 60 Alphabets by The Hunt Brothers), West Coast Antics (based on a showing from Carl Holmes' 1950s book, ABC of Lettering), Nanki Poo NF (based on Mikado from the Boston Type Foundry), Picture Postcard NF (a Broadway style typeface based on work by lettering artist Alf Becker), Curly Shuffle NF (described as a mix of Alf Becker's style and Leslie Cabarga's), Hardy Har Har NF (based on Samoa from BB&S, 1900), Krazy Kracks NF (based on the so-called California style of lettering used extensively in travel posters of the 30s to the 50s. This version is based on its interpretation by Carl Holmes in a Walter T. Foster artbook entitled ABC of Lettering), Whoa Nelly NF (a comic book face--based on Dan X. Solo's Funhouse), Bushwacked, Cressida (triline face), New Boston (far West typeface of the "italian" kind), Rumble Seat, Kartoon Kutz 3&4 NF, Magic Twanger NF, Snoodle Toons NF, Beanie Kopter NF, Delysian NF (based on Greeting card from the 1923 catalog of BB&S), Mazurka NF (based on Swagger Capitals and Gothic Novelty title from the 1923 catalog of BB&S), Jungle Holiday Cuts NF (based on holiday ornaments by Carl S. Junge, 1929), Stone Soup NF (based on lettering for a 1925 Buster Keaton movie), Tintern Abbey NF (based on the lettering for a 1905 poster for the Austrian National Highway by artist Gustav Jahn), Period Borders NF, Parsnip and Parsnip Outline (Will Ransom designed the exemplar for this series for Barnhart Brothers&Spindler in the early 1900s---the typeface was originally named Parsons (1918), after the advertising director of a Chicago department store), Wurstwagen (suggested by a poster for beer, designed by German artist Ludwig Hohlwein around 1920), Jackson Park NF (1920s style), Kenosha Antique NF (from the 1903 Racine typeface of Barnhart Brothers&Spindler), Catty Wumpas (based on lettering of Ross F. George). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2005
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    Typefaces made by Nick Curtis from 2005, not listed elsewhere on these pages. Chantilly Lace NF (2005: uppercase letters by Bergling and lowercase letters by Roland W. Paul), Edda MorganaNF (medieval English), Gnarly Dude NF (rough script based on material of Ross F. George), Whirled Peas NF (based on a typeface called Whitestone Scrawl by Dan X. Solo in his "Showcard Alphabets"), Cool Cat Jim NF (based on a 1953 headline by Jim Flora in Park East Magazine), Sulphur Springs WBW (bone font), Grand Rapids (based on a typeface named Archer from the 1905 specimen book from Barnhart Brothers&Spindler), Hasta La Pasta (designed after a typeface from a pre-1900 specimen book from the Central Type Foundry of St. Louis, called Spiral), La Coupole (based on lettering on a 1927 menu by prominent poster artists Razzia), Shadowlands (this is like Wilcox Initials from the 1992 Solotype Catalog), Possum Saltare NF (a Trajan column style caps face), Pismo Clambake NF (a connected formal script typeface after a Richard Gans handwriting typeface from 1933, Gloria), Ransom Clearcut NF (an extension of Will Ransom's 1920s caps-only typeface Clearcut Shaded Caps for BBS), Almost Heaven (sold in the early 1900s as Perfection), Goodbye Crewel World (stitching font), Jimbatz NF (dingbats inspired by album cover artist Jim Flora), Bad Dookie NF (from The Advertising Cartoon Clip Art Book, 1971), Maple Leaf Rag NF (revival of Nova Bold by Continental Typefounders), Surely You Jest NF (called Arbor in the 1890's type specimen catalog from Farmer, Little&Co), Merry Old Soul NF (a display typeface discovered in one of the many books on sign writing produced by Eric Matthews), Funky Tut NF (205; the caps are based on J.M. Bergling's Morocco (1914), and the lower cases on Bergling's Kermaic Text (1914)), Groove Thang NF (based on a font called Dado), Novadam Obese (geometric black modern typeface based on a logotype by the same name of Joan Trochut Blanchard, ca. 1940s), Smackeroo NF (2005, engraved US dollar-bill style typeface based on Steelplate, a monocase typeface from ca. 1900 by Barnhart Brothers&Spindler), Snooty Fox NF (an elegant typeface found in Pen&Brush Lettering and Practical Alphabets, Blandford Press, Ltd., London, 1929), Chez Nous (based on Card Italic from a 1930s Mergenthaler Linotype Company specimen book), Slapdash Deco NF (2005, based on a showcard alphabet presented by Cecil Wade in his Manual of Lettering), Rockin Roman NF (from Blandford Press' Pen&Brush Lettering and Practical Alphabets), Kunstgewerbe NF (artsy typeface after work by J.M. Bergling, 1914), Details Details NF (a geometric design from Pen and Brush Lettering and Practical Alphabets), Escondido NF (inspired by an Austrian travel poster designed by Johann Süssenbek in the 1930s), Ballyhaunis NF (based on Celtic lettering by Laurence Schall, early 1900s), Inglenook Corner NF (based on art nouveau lettering by Laurence Schall, early 1900s), Mohair Sam NF (caps based on letters of Samuel Welo, and lower case based on ATF's Romany Script), Partenkirchen NF (a Basque style display face), Helena Handbasket NF (after Antique Light, found in the 1888 edition of the James Conner & Sons United States Type Foundry specimen book), Kudos Kaps NF (2006: five nice ornamental caps and associated alphabet and border sets, including a Lombardic set, an engraved set; they are based on faces from Ludwig&Mayer). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2006
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    Typefaces made by Nick Curtis from 2006, not listed elsewhere on these pages: Magic Lantern NF, Duly Noted NF (after an ATF typeface from 1912 called Freeahand), Got That Bling NF (a connected script based on the work of Al Mack, from his Lettering: Brush&Pen in the Single Stroke), Haarlem Nights NF (based on a 1920 Dutch poster for Public Placement Services by Johan Dijsktra), Architectuur NF (based on De Stijl type lettering by H. Th. Wijdeveld, 1925), Gandy Dancer NF (a revival of Tabard, ca. 1912, ATF), Pomfrit Dandy NF (based on Frys Ornamented No. 2 by Stephenson Blake), Smith Premier (Clean and Schmutzy) NF (a typewriter pair after the letters of the Smith Premier No. 3), ed Hot Mama NF (2006), Jumbo Mumbo NF (a revival of Independant done in 1930 by Collette and Dufour), Union Telegraph NF (2006), Major Production NF (which was followed in 2009 by Major Pro Extras NF), Teeny Boppin NF (gleaned from Schrifti Alphabeti, a book of Cyrillic alphabets published in Kiev in 1979), Rutin Tutin NF (based on Wild West lettering found in Schrifti Alphabeti, 1979), Jampact NF (2006, an ultra fat headline face), Beagle Boyz NF (a bouncy typeface based on a Cyrillic alphabet presented in the book Schrifti Alphabeti, 1979), Midtown Tessie NF and Downtown Tessie NF (mosaic tile faces), Scary Scrimshaw (based on a 1968 poster for a Doors concert), Speedball No1, Speedball No2 SW (2001), Speedball No3 (2001), Bellagio NF (an interpretation of Robert Wiebking's 1917 font Advertisers Gothic, designed for BB&S), High Society NF (2006, a fashion mag typeface based on an alphabet found in Lettering for the Commercial Artist by Blandford Press, 1946), Osiyo Dohitsu NF (based on letterforms in the Cherokee Syllabary, reputedly devised by Sequoyah in the early nineteenth century; it has petroglyphs as well), Micro Manager NF (pixel face), Paper Caper NF (2006), Shady Grove (a condensed version of Thorne Shaded), American Pi NF (2006: ATF ornaments from the catalogs between 1913-1934, including some designed by Will Bradley, Frederic Goudy and George Trenholm), The Donald NF (a hyper-curly decorative face), Boo Meringue NF (a Halloween font based on Lithotint (1897, ATF)), Lesser Arcana (a mystical type), Zyklop NF (2006), Deux Chasses NF (based on ATF's Thermotype), Bon Mot NF (based on Barnhart Brothers&Spindler's Engravers Upright Script), Munchkin Land NF (based on a work called Thor, issued by Frederic Wesselhoeft Ltd of London in the 1930s), Didgeree Doodle NF (2006, a curly cursive originally released as Bernhard Heavy Antique Cursive by the Bauersche Giesserei by Lucien Bernhard), Kudo Kaps One, Two, Three and Four NF (a total of eight classical initial caps faces), Crane Titling NF (medieval-inspired uppercase letters drawn by famed book illustrator Walter Crane with charming, if somewhat quirky, lowercase letters by J. W. Weekes), DecimoSexto NF (+italic) (includes Spanish Roman letters and Griffo style italics, both hand-drawn by Francisco Lucas in Madrid, 1577), Visillo Adornado (a caps typeface based on the typeface Vesta, originally designed by Albert Auspurg for H. Berthold AG, Berlin in 1926). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2007
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    Typefaces made by Nick Curtis from 2007, not listed elsewhere on these pages: Dundee Castle NF (based on lettering by Harvey Hopkins Dunn, 1930), Sheik Of Araby NF (2007), Aethelred NF (a unicase typeface, with alternate characters in several of the lowercase positions, is patterned after Mosaik, designed by Martin Kausche for Schriftgiesserei Stempel in 1954; Sultan (2005, Canada Type) is also based on Mosaik). Cerulean NF (a sans based on Lining Gothic No. 71 (BBS and ATF, 1907)), Rimshot NF (script), Jaunty Gent NF (based on the upright connected script Forelle, aka Rheingold Kräftig, by Erich Mollowitz in 1936-1937 for the Hamburg foundry of J. D. Tennert&Sohn), Baby Cakes NF (a bubblegum face based on a 1974 release by Karlgeorg Hoefer at the Ludwig&Mayer foundry called Big Band), Amper Sans NF (after Hobby, a script designed in 1956 by Werner Rebhuhn for Schriftgießerei Genzsch&Heyse), Wacky Duck NF (2007), By George Titling NF (inspired by silent movie lettering), Dinky Rink NF (partially based on Steile Futura), Fuller Brush NF (a bouncy signage script from The New Lone Pine ABC of Showcard and Ticketwriting by Australian author C. Milnes), Tiddly Winks NF (2007), Iraan (a stars and stripes typeface based on the ATF typeface Rodeo), Haut Relief (a 3d typeface based on a 1960s typeface called Sculpture), Fiddle Sticks (based on West Banjo (Dave West, 1960s)), Djibouti (an African theme font modeled after African Queen (Dave West, 1960s), Wacky Duck NF (2007), Turing Car NF (2007, a monospaced typeface based on a lineprinter font from the 1960s, the Unisys 0776), Route 66 NF (based on the typefaces used on U.S. Highway signs from the 1930s to the 1950s), Anna Nicole NF (2007, based on the upright semiscript Mirabelle (1926, Wagner&Schmidt); Nick Curtis: Round, firm and fully-packed, it is sure to get attention anywhere it is used.), Keynote Speaker NF (an awkward blocky typeface patterned after Bloomsbury (1920s, P. M. Shanks&Sons)), Twitty Bird NF (2007, an architectural drawing font based on Dan X. Solo's Conway), Balder Dash NF (the caps are based on Breda-Gotisch (1928, H. Berthold AG) and the lowercase on Goudy Text)), Outer Loop NF (2007), Tutti Paffuti NF (after Stymie Black Flair by Dave West for Photolettering), Weedy Beasties NF (after a variation of Seymour Chwast's Blimp), Bully Pulpit NF (2007), Keepon Truckin NF (a 3d typeface based on Milton Glaser's Baby Fat). In the 1970s, Vincent Pacella made a Photolettering Egyptian headline typeface called Blackjack, which was digitized in 2007 by Nick Curtis as Flap Jacks NF. ITC Jeepers and Woodley Park (based on Naudin) won awards at the TDC2 Type Directors Club's Type Design Competition 2002. Artone (Seymour Chwast, 1968) was revived as Loose Caboose NF (2007). Edwin Sisty's upright curly semiscript Belcanto (1970s, Photolettering) was revived in 2007 by Nick Curtis as Glissando NF. F.W. Kleukens' Kleukens Antiqua (1910) was digitized by Nick as Kleukens Antiqua NF (2007). Holo Fernes NF (2007) is based on Christian Heinrich Kleukens' Judith Type (1923), a hookish hell-inspired face. Pudgy Puss (2007) is an ultra-fat modern display type based on Fat Face (Herb Lubalin, Tom Carnase). Omaha Bazoo (2007) is patterned after Viola Flare, issued by Franklin Photolettering in the 1970s. Lateral Incised NF (2007) is an engraved old style typeface originally released in 1929 as Gravure by the London foundry of C. W. Shortt. Tall Scrawl NF (2007) is an original Curtis hand-printed font. Alfred Riedel's Domino (Ludwig&Mayer, 1954) was revived as Idle Fancy NF (2007). Boxcar Willie NF (2007) is a quaint curly face. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2008
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    Typefaces made by Nick Curtis from 2008, not listed elsewhere on these pages: Dave West's Nickelodeon was revived by Curtis as Lily Hilo NF (2008). Funky Rundkopf NF (2008) is an adaptation of an LED simulation font of Ray Larabie, called Dignity of Labour. Daffadowndilly NF (2007-2008) is based on art work by Alf Becker from the 1940s. Babes In Toyland NF (2008) has some of the Rennie Mackintosh charm and is based on "Sheet music for Babes in Toyland, USA, 1903". Anagram Shadow NF (2008) is based on handlettering from a 1928 poster for a steamship line by renowned British artist Austin Cooper. Kandinsky NF (2008) is based on shapes found on Kandinsky's painting Succession (1935). An experimental typeface by Jeremy Pettis, illustrating the concept of kangaroo, inspired Pal Joey NF (2008). One of René Knip's experiments, a unicase typeface with an Arab feel, was digitized by Nick Curtis as Turban Hey NF (2008). Calamity Jane (2008) is a stylish Edwardian script based on a 1930s logotype for the Theatre Moderne in Paris. Orion Radio NF (2008) is a 1930s style display typeface on an African theme. Quinceanera NF (2008) is a a new take on an old dry-transfer standard from the 70s named Barrio. Jobber Wacky NF (2008) is a bouncy handlettering font based on designs of Alan Denney found on greeting cards in the 1950s and 1960s. Franciscan Caps (2008) is based on a 1932 typeface by Frederic Goudy called Franciscan. Morning Glory (2008) is a simple display typeface that goes back to the Cleveland Type Foundry, 1893. Tickety Boo (2008) is a take on Goudy Fancy (or: Goudy Black Elongated Swash). Yo Quiero Taquitos uses letters taken from Rotalución Decorativa (Barcelona, 1940s), Disco 79 (2008, multiline), Eclectic Crumpany (2008, multiline monocase neon or paperclip typeface based on The Electric Company TV Show), Fire Down Below (2008, block gothic), Joufflou NF (2008, very fat), Bala Cynwyd NF (2001) is an Arts&Crafts style poster typeface inspired by lettering of Dard Hunter. Csiszarz Latein NF (2008) recreates an old typeface (ca. 1910) of J.V. Csiszarz. Owah Tagu Siam NF (2008) is a faux Thai font. Langoustine Rouge NF (2008) is based on Dan Solo's Sorbonne. Cecil Wade again provided inspiration for Bloc Party NF (2008). My Little Eye NF (2008) is an elegant piano key font. Roundabout NF (2008) is rounded octagonal. Neubank NF (2008) is Nick Curtis's take on Bank Gothic. Warp Three NF (2008) is a Bank Gothic-style family with an uppercase as in Agency Gothic (1932-1933, Morris Fuller Benton) and a lowercase from Square Gothic (1888, James Conner). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2009
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    Typefaces made by Nick Curtis from 2009, not listed elsewhere on these pages: Society Page NF (semi-script based on Morris Fuller Benton's Announcement, 1916), Glyphix One NF (dingbats), Glyphix Two NF (dingbats), Velveteen Round NF (based on Vellvé's only font, 1971), Steno Stout NF (the venerable Underwood Victoria typewriter on steroids), Diosa Rubia NF (condensed headline face), Mono Amono NF (octagonal), Turista Flaca NF (based on Baltimore Type Foundry's Tourist Extra Condensed), Boop Boop NF (based on handlettering found on Hallmark Studio Cards of the 1950s), Samosata NF (based on Bernhard Gothic), Waddem Choo NF (based on Tschichold's Transito from 1931), Jane Plain NF (architectural blueprint style), Hacky Sack NF (a zany typeface based on Ross F. George's Stunt Roman), Free Holeys NF (after the 1972 Letraset font Beans by Dieter Zembsch), Kingstown NF (semiscript), Kudos Kaps NF (2006: five nice ornamental caps and associated alphabet and border sets, including a Lombardic set, an engraved set; they are based on faces from Ludwig&Mayer), Melvin Eustace NF (handlettered), Weekly Bazaar NF (based on Harpers by the Central Type Foundry), Really Big Shoe NF (after a Cleveland Type Foundry typeface called Oxford), Bellwether Antique NF (after a 1913 typeface by Georg Belwe), Garmisch Rund NF (inspired by Rundgotisch, Emil Rudolf Weiss, 1937), Whitefriars NF (based on a font from the Blackfriars Type Foundry in London), Society Page NF (a curly serif typeface based on Morris Fuller Benton's Announcement Roman, designed for American Type Founders in 1917), USA Resolute NF (a unicase headline typeface based on Morris Fuller Benton's Eagle, ATF, 1934), Saturday Morning Toast (2001, based on the logotype font of the Saturday Evening Post from the 1920s), Examiner NF (based on Dwiggins' Metro from the 1930s). Hans Lijklema's Free Font Index has a CD which contains AirstreamNF-Italic, CalamityJaneNF-Bold, CalamityJaneNF, DaddyLonglegsNF, HamburgerHeavenNF, HeavyTrippNF, HutSutRalstonNF (2001), OrionRadioNF, ParkLaneNF, PhattPhreddyNF, RhumbaScriptNF (a silent movie font), Riot Squad NF (2000, after Otto Heim). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2010
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    Typefaces made by Nick Curtis from 2010, not listed elsewhere on these pages.

    Typefaces made in 2010: Conners Corners NF (2010: gleaned from the 1888 specimen books of James Conner's Sons United States Type Foundry), Tumbling Dice NF and Banner Year NF (both were done after scroll typefaces featured in the 1869 MacKellar Smiths and Jordan specimen book), Standing Room Only NF (after Broadway, designed by Morris Fuller Benton for ATF in 1928, originally named Broadway Poster), Proud Mary NF (a plump typeface based on Joseph Churchward's Marianna), Slapsie Maxi NF (based on a Carl Holmes alphabet found in Holmes's ABC of Lettering), Umbriago NF (trying to do a Cooper Black Swash Italic), Picaro NF (based on Harlequin), Palo Pinto NF (based on Pacella Vega Extended 10, a 1960s typeface by Vincent Pacella), Cartella NF (a 3d beveled shadow typeface based on a Morris Fuller Benton 1934 offering for American Type Founders called Poster Gothic), Pracht Antiqua NF (a faithful rendering of the cuddly headline script typeface Pracht Antiqua Schmallfett, which was designed by Carl Pracht for the Norddeutsche Schriftgießerei in 1942), Gitfiddler NF (a futuristic oblique typeface based on the lettering on a package of Gibson guitar strings from the 1950s) , Seta Reta NF (after Walter Diethelm's 1965 VGC typeface Arrow), Kleukens Kursiv NF (after Kleukens Scriptura, 1926 by F.W. Kleukens), Kallilu NF (a display face, after George Piscitelle's VGC typeface Thomac from the 1960s), Occidental Tourist NF (an avant-garde sans inspired by Dave West's Futura Casual), Schelter Grotesk NF (after Schelter's Breite Grotesk, 1886), Vuvuzela NF (a casual, almost sign-painted, and nearly African display face), Block Party NF (2008,, a 3d face), Cromwell NF (a faithful digitization of Cromwell, 1913, Morris Fuller Benton, ATF), Liguria NF (2010, after a typeface found in a Nebiolo specimen book, ca. 1900), Pony Express NF (2010, after Palmer and Rey's Courier from 1885), Linndale Square NF (a beefed up version of Geometric, 1885, Cleveland Type Foundry---a typewriter style face), Binghamton NF was inspired by the wedge-serifed angular typeface Bingham (Vincent Patella, PLINC). Albert Kapr designed Faust in 1959, so Nick's derived sans typeface is called Kaprice NF. Double D NF (2010, +Fill, +Outline) is a 3d beveled typeface based on Dave Davison's Dimensional from the 1970s. Old Softy NF (2010) is a rounded typeface based on Round Gothic (Keystone Type Foundry, 1884 catalog). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2011
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    Typefaces made by Nick Curtis from 2011, not listed elsewhere on these pages: Jersey City NF (modeled after Times Gothic (1905, ATF)), Petty Despot NF (2011, also modeled after Times Gothic, and possibly renamed from Jersey City NF after Berthold---yes, the same Berthold again---complained about the name Jersey since one of its fonts by Gustav Jaeger was named Jersey. This is my educated guess..., and two thumbs up to Nick for picking the appropriate name Petty Despot NF). Olde Megrat NF is patterned after Antikva Margaret, designed by Zoltán Nagy for VGC in the mid-60s. Herkimer Bunrab NF is an upright scriptish typeface with bunnyears that is based on Hercules (1926, Amsterdam Typefoundry). Blackbarry NF (2011) is a faithful revival of Deutsch Black (1966, Barry Deutsch, VGC), a unicase piano key typeface. Bindlestiff NF (2011), which won the 2011 Devroye Memorial Medal for funniest typeface name, revives Schmallfette Binder Style (1959, Joseph Binder, Stempel AG), a squarish tightly set headline face. Decked Out NF (2011) is a fat inline typeface modeled on Dektiv in Homage to the Alphabet. Bazoo Tow NF (2011) is a fun fattish headline typeface that is a faithful reroduction of Basuto (1927, Stanley Baxter for Stephenson Blake). Are You Shaw NF (2011) is an all-caps blackboard bold typeface inspired by Pygmalion, a typeface found in Homage to the Aplhabet. Hoodoo U NF (2011) is a roly-poly romp through the alphabet, based on Jürgen Riebling's irrepressible Mr. Big from the 1970s. Big, bold, bubbly and a little brash, it's a natural choice for happy headlines. The handlettered Mikeys Roman NF (2011) has an uppercase based on the work of Mike Stevens, and a lowercase based on the work of Alf Becker. Outgribe NF (2011) is a rough, raw typeface that is based on the lettering in Ben Shahn's iconic poster protesting the execution of Nicolo Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti in 1927. Nellie Kay NF (2011) is a monoline script face, based on an example by Ross F. George. Shaq Attack NF (2011) is a wooden plank style or brushy typeface inspired by an alphabet of Alf R. Becker. Relampago NF (2011) revives Hans Möhring's bilined typeface Elegante Lichte (1928). Squirrely Shirley NF (2011) is a bouncy typeface based on Phoenix (unknown creator) in Schriftatlas. Spread Out NF (2011) is modeled after Ross F. George's Split Caps. Salzburger Plakat NF (2011) is based on an Austrian winter sports festival poster from 1907 by Swiss poster designer Otto Baumberger (1889-1961). Rightly So NF (2011) is a squarish typeface based on Geometric Gothic (1884, Palmer and Rey)---it is hard to imagine that this almost pixelish style was around at that epoch. Kenotaph NF (2011) is a condensed headline slab serif modeled after Stymie Obelisk (1930s, Morris Fuller Benton). Vasari NF (2011) is based on Ancient Gothic (1891, William W. Jackson, Keystone Type Foundry). Moslem (Boston Type Foundry) was revived as Suffiya NF (2011). Looky Cookie NF (2011) has eyes placed on the glyphs. Iago NF (2011) is a powerful headline sans inspired by two ATF faces from the 1880s, Othello and ATF Black Caps. Big Bag NF (2011) is called an industrial-strength titling face by Nick Curtis---it has design elements of Hans Eduard Meier's Syntax Antiqua. Highpoint Gothic NF (after Morris Fuller Benton's 1932-1935 typeface Raleigh Gothic Condensed). Fernburner NF is an all caps shadow face, modeled after Hans Bohn's 1929 typeface Orplid. Planscribe NF is based on types used by the Leroy Automatic Lettering Machine, a tool for architects. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Nicolas Massi

    Graphic designer in Buenos Aires. His typefaces, dated 2009, include Tesca (a condensed-modern grotesque typeface. Three styles: Flaca, Normal&Gorda), and Arco (a fat face with some geometrical tweaks grabbing fresh and ideal for fashion editorial headlines). With Rodrigo Fuenzalida, he created the textura typeface Pirata+One (2012, Google Web Fonts).

    He is working on Tesca Specimen.

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    Nicole Santos

    Porto, Portugal-based designer of the high-contrast didone fashion mag typeface Concha (2012-2013). This typeface was created during her studies at ESAD in Matosinhos. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Niklaz Lönnqvist

    Graphic designer in Stockholm, who made the fashion mag sans typeface Pumps & Skinny Jeans (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Nikola Djurek
    [Typonine]

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    Noémie Pasquier

    Parisian graphic designer and illustrator. Creator at FontStruct in 2009 of Manhattan (gridded letters) and SoSquare. Zucchini Bold (2010) is an elegant high-contrast fashion face. Home page where one can can ogle her creative ornamental caps from 2009. She also made a quaint typeface called Indian Times (2010) that was based on Indian patterns. Behance link. Poster: Make Love Original. Poster: Pour G. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Nuria González and Noël Nanton

    Creators of a fun counterless fashion mag titling typeface called Tomeri Nu-No that was fonted in 2011 by Antonio J. Morata as zblackmagic-eYeFS. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Okaycat
    [Luke William Turvey]

    Takamatsu, Japan-based design division of The LOLO, a content creation company, which was established in 2006. Luke William Turvey (b. London, Ontario, 1978) who lives in Japan started out with street murals but is doing digital work now. His early fonts include Giacinta Ornate (2008, a lovely bastarda), Parabrite (2008, techno), Stefani EHYO Sans Rounded (2008, a clean geometric sans), Antikka (2008, art deco), Calisso (2008, experimental), LOLO Dingcats (2008), Clementine (2008: artsy serif), Okaytext (2008, a fashionable geometric sans in the style of Bernhard Fashion), Okay Cursive (2008, an upright connected script), Okay Crayon (2008), Okay Paint (2008), Japanese Brush Master (2008), Tag Banger (2008, graffiti font), Bapalopa (2008, more graffiti), Hive Mind (2008, nuts and bolts look), Trees of Africa (2008, dings), 3D Fantablock Beveled (2008), Shababa (2008, shadow font), LOLO Animals (2008), LOLO City (2008, inner city dingbat face), LOLO Cursive (2008, curly handwriting), Japoneh (2008, a great oriental-look drippy paintbrush font).

    In 2009, Okaycat published Arco Crayon (blackboard writing, but also a lipstick font), 3D Blocky (with Natsuko Hayashida), Carbon Neutral, Hand Writing OC, Okay Cotton, Hand Cursive, Stitch Cursive, Antique Dubplate, Porto (rough calligraphic), Brush Writing OC, Nouveau Rock (engraved), Shababa, 3D Techno, Stefani EHYO (4-style geocratic sans), Japanese calligraphy poster. With Natsuko Hayashida, he did Rustic Stamp (grungy).

    Fonts from 2010: Uncertainty (grunge), CASU Aerospatiale (an etched 3d font family), Geodot (a dot matrix face), Zampichi (a video game font family), Country Charm (Natsuko Hayashida: a dingbat face), The Inlines No Inlines (Natsuko Hayashida: a black rounded minimalist sans), CC Angular (Turvey: an octagonal typeface that comes with an outlined and shadowed style), Pentastic (hand-printed), Candy Cursive (a monoline connected script).

    Typefaces made in 2011: Okay-A (this font lets one make 3D letters that look to be fastened down with screws), Teselka (a 3d outlined shadow face), Joopica (a casual typeface created together with Natsuko Hayashida).

    Typefaces made in 2012: Meksa (techno).

    In 2013, he created Pixapp Inter (a pixel face).

    Typefaces from 2014: Maple Street (a vintage wood type emulation typeface done with Natsuko Hayashida), Nunooska (a medium-heavy rounded sans).

    Klingspor link.

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    Oleksandr Parkhomovskyy
    [Rekord]

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    Onrepeat
    [Joao Oliveira]

    Onrepeat is the type foundry established by Joao Oliveira (b. 1986) in 2011. Oliveira is (was?) a communication design student at Escola Superior de Artes e Design (ESAD) in Matosinhos, Portugal. 1986. He also freelances as a designer in Porto.

    He made Gothular (2011) and the 12-style artistic piano key display sans family Bohema (2011). In 2013, he published the super-high-contrast didone fashion mag typeface system Port (2013).

    Port was revisited in 2014 and led to the exquisite 10-style experimental didone typeface Port Vintage.

    Behance link. Another Behance link. MyFonts link. Creative Market link. Klingspor link. Onrepeat link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Oscar Fuentevilla

    Monterrey, Mexico-based designer of the fashion mag hairline sans face Thin Frank (2011) and of the pixel dingbat typeface Simbolos Positivos (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    o-zone

    Italian outfit which made the sexy high-contrast fashion mag typeface Cut Font (2010). Bewhance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ozone Agency Italy

    Creators of the fashion mag typeface Cut (2010), which was part pf a project called Paper Cut Fold. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Pamela Castro Baptista

    During her studies at Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Pamela Castro created the fashion mag typeface Vanity (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Pancho López

    Graphic designer in Guadalajara, Mexico, who made Miami Deco (2011, a multiline art deco jewel), Poiret 1940s (2012, art deco), Juke Box (2010, retro type), El Solitario (2011, an Italian Western typeface, a redesign of an earlier type by Francisco Bustamante), Arcan Magic (2012, an alchemic typeface based on Cherokee Indian symbology), OK Mr Lopez (2012, open caps face), and Bardot Type (2012, a fashion mag typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Panos Vassiliou
    [Parachute]

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    Parachute
    [Panos Vassiliou]

    Athens-based Greek typefoundry started in 1999-2001 by Panos Vassiliou. Their fonts cover Latin, Greek and Cyrillic. Panos Vassiliou has conducted numerous seminars for Canadian companies such as Bank of Nova Scotia, Royal Bank and Sony Canada. He graduated from the University of Toronto/Canada, where he studied Applied Science and Engineering. He has been Creative Director for the Canadian design firm AdHaus, former Publisher of the monthly magazine DNA (Greece) and Secretary-General for the Hellenic Canadian Congress (Ontario, Canada). He has been designing typefaces since 1993, including commercial fonts as well as commissions from Vodafone, Nestlé, Ikea and National Geographic. He started Parachute in 1999 setting the base for a typeface library that reflected the works of some of the best contemporary Greek designers, as well as creatives around the world obsessed with type.

    Myfonts link. Behance link.

    Other type designers at Parachute include Kanella Arapoglou, Alexandros Papalexis, Dimitris Foussekis, Aggeliki Skandalelli, Helen Gabara, Babis Touglis, Vangelis Karageorgos, George Toumbalis, Eva Karapidaki, Charis Tsevis, Pavlos Levendellis, Panos Vassiliou, and George Lygas.

    At Granshan 2010, Vassiliou won Second Prize in the Greek text typeface category for PF Encore Sans POro, and First and Second Prizes in the display typeface category for PF Regal Pro and PF Champion Script Pro, respectively. Typefaces:

    • Adamant
    • PFAgora Pro: Agora Sans, AgoraSerif, AgoraSlab.
    • Amateur
    • PF Archive Pro (2004). He received a design award for his typeface Archive at the E AWARDS 2004. It has special typographic features and multilingual support for all European languages including Greek and Cyrillic.
    • Armonia
    • Astrobats
    • Bague Universal and Bague Sans (2014). A geometric grotesk that dares to be different. Accompanied by Bague Slab Pro (2014), PF Bague Inline Pro (2014), and PF Bague Round Pro (2014).
    • Baseline
    • Beatnick
    • Beau Sans (2011). Inspired by Bernhard Gothic.
    • PF Benchmark Pro (2014).
    • Bodoni Script (2009).
    • Bulletin Sans (2000-2005)
    • Centro (Sans, Serif, Slab). PF Centro Pro family (Sans, Serif, Slab, a trillion styles) won an European Design Award in May 2008 in Stockholm and at Paratype K2009.
    • PFChampion Script Pro (2004-2008). A much lauded connected calligraphic script that is based on a calligraphic script by Joseph Champion, 1709-1765. Winner at Paratype K2009 and Granshan 2010. Images: i, ii iii, iv, v. The 4245-glyph family comprises Cyrillic, Latin and Greek subfamilies.
    • Cosmonut (sic) (2002). A retro futuristoc typeface made by Dimitris Foussekis.
    • PF Das Grotesk Pro (2014). Panos writes: Das Grotesk was inspired by earlier nineteenth-century grotesques, but it is much more related to American gothic designs such as those by M.F. Benton.
    • DaVinciScript (2001-2006). A Treefrog-style script typeface by Vassiliou and Dimitris Foussekis.
    • PF DIN (2010): PF DIN Display (2002-2005), PF DIN Mono, PF DIN Stencil, and DIN Text, PF DIN Text Condensed, PF DIN Text Compressed, DIN Text Arabic, DIN Text Universal. With Latin, Cyrillic and Greek coverage, each font has about 1300 glyphs. The designs go back to the the lettering of the Prussian railways around 1900. In 2013, PF Din Text Pro was published.
    • Eco Park. A 3d outline face.
    • PF Encore Sans (2009). A rich and versatile sans family supporting Greek, Latin and Cyrillic.
    • PF Fuel Pro
    • PF Fusion Sans (1996-2006)
    • PF Garamond Classic.
    • PF Goudy Intials and PF Goudy Ornaments. A winner at Paratype K2009.
    • PF Handbook (2005-2007, sans family)
    • HausSquare
    • HellenicaSerif. Chiseled look, Greek simulation face.
    • HighwaySans
    • House Square. A Bank Gothic lookalike.
    • PF Isotext (2005). Meant for technical documentation, it is modeled after Isonorm.
    • Kids, KidsStuff
    • Libera
    • Lindemann and PF Lindemann Sans (2012).
    • Mechanica A and B, 2002-2006. Octagonal families.
    • PF Monumenta (2002-2006). A majestic lapidary roman family.
    • Muse
    • Online (One, Two and Three). Pixelish family.
    • PF Ornamental Treasures (2008). Byzantine ornaments and borders.
    • PF Pixelscript
    • Playskool
    • Psychedelia (2003, Dimitris Foussekis). A psychedelic typeface.
    • Regal Pro and Regal Finesse Pro: Award-winning high fashion display didone families, 2010-2012, originally designed for the Grazia magazine. Awards include Red Dot Awrd 2012, Communication Arts Annual Competition 2012, Creative Review Type Annual 2011, European Design awards 2011, EBGE awards 2011, Granshan Awards 2010.
    • PF Reminder Pro (2003). A hand-printed typeface.
    • Scandal
    • PF Square Sans Pro, PF Square Sans Condensed Pro (2013).
    • PF Stamps (2002-2006). A grungy stencil typeface by Panos Vassiliou and George Lygas.
    • PF Synch Pro (2006). An industrial strength slab-serif typeface.
    • PF Uniform
    • VideoText
    • PF Wonderbats (2003). Funky and strange animals.
    • Wonderland (2006). By Dimitris Foussekis.

    Their type blog is called Upscale typography.

    Catalog. View all typefaces designed by Parachute.

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    Patricia Sartori

    Italian codesigner with Andrea Braccaloni (Leftloft) of the extreme didone titling typeface LL Officiel (or: L'Officiel Titles) for French fashion magazine L'Officiel. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Patrick Griffin

    Type designer at Canada Type. Wikipedia tells us that Patrick Griffin had been locked away in a mental institution by Carter and Barbara, after he walked in on his mother performing oral sex on Jackie Gleason. He had a nervous breakdown and was sent to a mental hospital, where he came to the conclusion that Gleason was evil because he was fat, leading him to hate fat people. However, that is a different Patrick Griffin. The real Patrick Griffin, a graduate of York University, lives and works in Toronto, where he founded Canada Type and made it the most successful Canadian typefoundry. His work is summarized in this 2009 interview by MyFonts. It includes lots of custom work for banks, TV stations, and companies/groups like New York Times, Pixar, Jacquin's, University of Toronto, and the Montreal Airport. His retail fonts include the following.

    • Ambassador Script (2007): a digital version of Juliet, Aldo Novarese's 1955 almost upright calligraphic (copperplate style) connected script, with hundreds of alternates, swashes, ends, and so forth. Done with Rebecca Alaccari.
    • Autobats (2005). <
    • Ballantines Twelve (2014). A custom typeface for Allied Domecq Spirits & Wine Limited, the brand owner of Ballantine's Scotch Whisky. LI>Bigfoot (2008), the fattest font ever made (sic).
    • Blackhaus (2005), an extension of Kursachsen Auszeichnung, a blackletter typeface designed in 1937 by Peterpaul Weiß for the Schriftguss foundry in Dresden.
    • Blanchard (2009): a revival and elaborate extension of Muriel, a 1950 metal script typeface made by Joan Trochut-Blanchard for the Fonderie Typographique Française, that was published simultaneously by the Spanish Gans foundry under the name Juventud.
    • Bluebeard (2004), a blackletter face.
    • Book Jacket (2010): this is a digital extension of the film type font Book Jacket by Ursula Suess, published in 1972.
    • Boondock (2005): a revival of Imre Reiner's brush script typeface Bazaar from 1956.
    • Broken (2006): grunge.
    • Chalice (2006). Religious and Cyrillic influences.
    • Chapter 11 (2009): an old typewriter face.
    • Chikita (2008): an upright ronde script done with Rebecca Alaccari, and rooted in the work of 1930s Dutch lettering artist Martin Meijer.
    • Clarendon Text (2007). A 20-style slab serif that uses inspiration from 1953 faces by Hoffmann and Eidenbenz and the 1995 font Egizio by Novarese.
    • Classic Comic (2010).
    • Coconut and Coconut Shadow (2006). Great techno pop faces.
    • Coffee Script (2004): the digital version of R. Middleton's Wave design for the Ludlow foundry, circa 1962. Designed with Phil Rutter.
    • Comic book typefaces: Caper or Caper Comic (2008), Captain Comic (2007), Classic Comic (2010), Collector Comic (2006, a comic balloon lettering family), Common Comic (2013).
    • Counter (2008): A futuristic beauty with a double-lined cursive thrown in. Available exclusively from P22. This typeface was based on the idea for an uncredited film typeface called Whitley, published by a little known English typesetting house in the early 1970s.
    • Cryptozoo (2009): Late director of design for VANOC, the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Committee, Leo Ostbaum, commissioned Canada Type to make a typeface for the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Patrick Griffin came up with a rounded signage font called Cryptozoo, whose Notice reads Concept and design by Leo Obstbaum, VANOC Brand & Creative Services. Additional character data and technical production by Canada Type. Copyright 2007 VANOC Brand&Creative Services.
    • Dads Handwriting (2014, custom typeface).
    • Dancebats (2004).
    • Dokument Pro (2014). This is a reworking of a typeface made in 2005 by the late Jim Rimmer: Jim Rimmer aptly described his Dokument family as a sans serif in the vein of New Gothic that takes nothing from News Gothic. Dokument Pro is thoroughly reworked and expanded, with different widths still in the pipeline.
    • Dominion (2006). Based on an early 1970s film type called Lampoon. Dominions severely geometric shapes are a strange cross between early Bauhaus minimalism and later sharp square faces used for instance in Soviet propaganda posters.
    • Doobie (2006). 60s psychedelic style.
    • Driver Gothic (2008): based on the typeface used for Ontario license plates. Although unique among Canadian provincial license plates, this typeface is very similar to, if not outright identical with, the typeface used on car plates in 22 American states: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Vermont, Washington, and West Virginia. Ideal for license plate forgers.
    • Expo (2004): an octagonal family.
    • Fab (2007). A tube-design family reminiscent of the 1980s. Ricardo Cordoba writes: Fab reminds me of leafing through my first Letraset catalog in the mid-1980s all those decorative typefaces with rounded ends and tubular shapes, trying to imitate the look of neon signage. But Fab, with its contemporary twist on that aesthetic, and its unicase characters, manages to look like a cross between Cholla Bold and Frankfurter Highlight. Its handtooled, narrow shapes are perfectly suited to pop subject matter and bright colors. Fab Trio can be used to create layered chromatic effects, but its components can stand alone, too. The Seventies sure aint drab in Patrick Griffin's hands.
    • Fantini (2006). An update of the curly art nouveau typeface Fantan, a film type from 1970 by Custom Headings International.
    • Feather Script (2012). A revival of an old Lettering Inc font from the 1940s, known then as Flamenco.
    • Fido (2009) is the official font of dog owners everywhere. Has Saul Bass influences.
    • Filmotype fonts: Alice (2008, a casual hand-printed design based on a 1958 alphabet by Filmotype), Athens (2014), Filmotype Brooklyn (2009, a casual script based on a 1958 Filmotype font), Filmotype Candy (2012), Filmotype Carmen (2012), Filmotype Hemlock (2013, a retro signage script), Hickory (2014), Filmotype Homer (2014, a brush signage script), Filmotype Hudson (1955, based on a 1955 original), Filmotype Jessy (2009, a flowing upright connected script based on a 1958 design by Filmotype), Filmotype Lakeside (2013, a retro signage typeface), Filmotype Kellog (2013), Filmotype Leader (2013), Filmotype Giant (2011, a condensed sans done with Rebecca Alaccari) and its italic counterpart, Filmotype Escort (2011, done with Rebecca Alaccari), Filmotype Keynote (2013, a connected bold advertising script), Filmotype Lacrosse (2013, a retro script from the 1950s sometimes used in department store catalogs of that era), Filmotype LaSalle (2008, based on a 1952 retro script by Ray Baker for Filmotype), Filmotype Harmony (2011, original from 1950 by Ray Baker), Filmotype Kentucky (a 1955 original by Ray Baker), Filmotype Kingston (a 1953 original by Ray Baker), Filmotype Lucky (2012, based on a font by Ray Baker), Filmotype Hamlet (a 1955 original by Ray Baker), Filmotype Panama (2012, a flared casual serif typeface based on a 1958 original), Filmotype Prima (2011, with Rebecca Alaccari), Filmotype Quiet (2010, based on a 1954 military stencil typeface by Filmotype), Filmotype Yale (2012, a wedding invitation script based on a 1964 original by Filmotype), Filmotype York (2014).
    • Flirt (2005). Based on an art deco typeface found in a Dover specimen book.
    • Fuckbats (2007).
    • Fury (2008): an angry techno family.
    • Gala (2005). By Griffin and Alaccari. Gala is the digitization of the one of the most important Italian typefaces of the twentieth century: G. da Milanos 1935 Neon design for the Nebiolo foundry. This designs importance is in being the predecessor - and perhaps direct ancestor - of Aldo Novareses Microgramma (and later Eurostile), which paved the worlds way to the gentle transitional, futuristic look we now know and see everywhere. It is also one of the very first designs made under the direction of Alessandro Butti, a very important figure in Italian design.
    • Gallery (2004): art deco.
    • Gamer (2--4-2006), by Griffin and Alaccari: modeled after a few 1972 magazine advertisement letters, the origin of which was later identified as a common film type called Checkmate.
    • Gaslon (2005): a modification of A. Bihari's Corvina Black from 1973.
    • Gator (2007). A digital version of Friedrich Poppl's Poppl Heavy (1972), which in turn was one of the many responses by type designers to Cooper Black.
    • Genie (2006): a psychedelic typeface based on a 1970s film type called Jefferson Aeroplane.
    • Gibson (2011, with Kevin King and Rod McDonald). This 8-style humanist sans family is a revival of McDonald's own Monotype face, Slate. It was named to honour John Gibson FGDC (1928-2011), Rod's long-time friend and one of the original founders of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada. All the revenues from its sale will be donated by Canada Type to the GDC, where they will be allocated to a variety of programs aiming to improve the creative arts and elevate design education in Canada.
    • Go (2005): a techno face.
    • Goudy Two Shoes (2006): a digitization and expansion of a 1970s type called Goudy Fancy, which originated with Lettergraphics as a film type.
    • Gumball (2005).
    • Hamlet (2006): medieval. Based on an old type called Kitterland.
    • Happy (2005). Happy is the digital version of one the most whimsical takes on typewriters ever made, an early 1970s Tony Stan film type called Ap-Ap. Some of the original characters were replaced with more fitting ones, but the original ones are still accessible as alternates within the font. We also made italics and bolds to make you Happy-er.
    • Heathen (2005). A grunge calligraphic script: The original Heathen was made by redrawing Phil Martin's Polonaise majuscules and superposing them over the majuscules of Scroll, another Canada Type font. The lowercase is a superposition of Scrolls lowercase atop a pre-release version of Sterling Script, yet another Canada Type font.
    • Hortensia (2009): a semi-script Victorian typeface modeled after Emil Gursch's Hortensia (1900). Codesigned with Rebecca Alaccari.
    • Hunter (2005). A revival of a brush script by Imre Reiner called Mustang (1956).
    • Hydrogen (2007, a rounded geometric unicase family.
    • Informa (2009): a comprehensive 36-style sans serif text family based on traditional lettering. He says: While some faces classified as such exhibit too much calligraphy (like Gill Sans, Syntax and Optima), and others tend to favor geometric principles in rhythm and proportion (like Agenda, Frutiger and Myriad), Informa stays true to the humanist ideology by maintaining the proper equilibrium between the two influences that drive the genre, and keeping the humanistic traits where they make better visual sense.
    • Jackpot (2005): The idea for Jackpot came from a photo type called Cooper Playbill, which as the name implies was simply a westernized version of Cooper Black. The recipe was simple: Follow Mr. Coopers big fat hippy idea, cowboy it with heavy slabs, give it true italics, then swash away at both for beautiful mixture. And there you have the bridge between groovy and all-American. There you have the country lover shaking hands with the rock and roll enthusiast. There you have your perfect substitute for the very overused Cooper Black.
    • Jazz Gothic (2005): an expansion of an early 1970s film type from Franklin Photolettering called Pinto Flare. Image.
    • Jezebel (2007).
    • The psychedelic typeface Jingo (2014, with Kevin Allan King): This is the digital makeover and major expansion of a one-of-a-kind melting pot experiment done by VGC and released under the name Mardi Gras in the early 1960s. It is an unexpected jambalaya of Art Nouveau, Tuscan, wedge serifs, curlycues, ball endings, wood type spurs and swashes, geometry and ornamental elements that on the surface seem to be completely unrelated.
    • Johnny (2006): with Rebecca Alaccari; based on Phil Martin's Harem or Margit fonts from 1969.
    • Jupiter (2007): based on Roman lettering.
    • Leather (2005): an expansion of Imre Reiner's blackletter typeface Gotika (1933).
    • Libertine (2011). Libertine (done with Kevin Allan King) is an angular calligraphic script inspired by the work of Dutchman Martin Meijer (1930s): This is the rebel yell, the adrenaline of scripts.
    • Lionheart (2006). A digitization and extension of Friedrich Poppl's neo-gothic typeface Saladin.
    • Lipstick (2006): handwriting. Plus Lipstick Extras.
    • Louis (2012). A faithful digital rendition and expansion of a design called Fanfare, originally drawn by Louis Oppenheim in 1927, and redrawn in 1993 by Rod McDonald as Stylu.
    • Maestro (2009) is a 40 style chancery family, in 2 weights each, with 3350 characters per font, codesigned with calligrapher Philip Bouwsma. This has to be the largest chancery/calligraphy family on earth.
    • Magellan (2014). A custom stencil typeface.
    • Martie (2006). Done with Rebecca Alaccari. Based on the handwriting of Martie S. Byrd.
    • Marvin (2010): a fat comic book face.
    • In 2013, Kevin Allan King and Patrick Griffin revived Georg Trump's transitional typeface Mauritius (1967, Weber).
    • Memoriam (2009): An extreme-contrast vogue display script which was commissioned by art director Nancy Harris for the cover of the 2008 commemorative issue of the New York Times magazine. He also did the typography and fonts for the 2010 issue. This became an unbelievably successful family, and was extended in 2011 with headline, Outline and Iline variants.
    • Merc (2007). Based on an all-cap rough-brush metal typeface called Agitator, designed by Wolfgang Eickhoff and published by Typoart in 1960.
    • Messenger (2010), a calligraphic script. Patrick Griffin writes about Messenger (2010, Canada Type): Messenger is a redux of two mid-1970s Markus Low designs: Markus Roman, an upright calligraphic face, and Ingrid, a popular typositor-era script. Through the original film faces were a couple of years apart and carried different names, they essentially had the same kind of Roman/Italic relationship two members of the same typeface family would have. The forms of both faces were reworked and updated to fit in the Ingrid mold, which is the truer-to-calligraphy one.
    • Middleton Brush (2010): a redigitization of R.H. Middleton's connected brush typeface Wave, ca. 1962; see also an early Canada Type face, Coffee Script.
    • Miedinger (2007). Created after Max Miedinger's 1964 face, Horizontal. Canada Type writes: The original film typeface was a simple set of bold, panoramically wide caps and figures that give off a first impression of being an ultra wide Gothic incarnation of Microgramma. Upon a second look, they are clearly more than that. This typeface is a quirky, very non-Akzidental take on the vernacular, mostly an exercise in geometric modularity, but also includes some unconventional solutions to typical problems (like thinning the midline strokes across the board to minimize clogging in three-storey forms). This digital version introduces a new lighter weight alongside the bold original..
    • Militia (2007). An octagonal and threatening stencil.
    • Militia Sans (2007).
    • Monte Cristo (2012, with Kevin Allan King) is a grand type family with five styles and 1630 characters with many swashes and ways of connecting the calligraphic glyphs---it is the ultimate wedding font.
    • Neil Bold (2010): an extension of the fat typeface Neil Bold (1966, Wayne J. Stettler).
    • Nightlife (2005): inspired by a pre-desktop publishing grid design by L. Meuffels.
    • Nuke (2005): a fat stencil grunge weith pizzazz.
    • In 2011, he and Kevin Allan King published the refined Orpheus Pro family, which was based on the elegant Orpheus by Walter Tiemann (1926-1928, Klingspor), and its Italic which was called Euphorion (Walter Tiemann, 1936). Their enthusiastic description: The Orpheus Pro fonts started out as a straightforward revival of Tiemann's Orpheus and Euphorion. It was as simple as a work brief can be. But did we ever get carried away, and what should have been finished in a few weeks ended up consuming the best part of a year, countless jugs of coffee, and the merciless scrutiny of too many pairs of eyeballs. The great roman caps just screamed for plenty of extensions, alternates, swashes, ligatures, fusions from different times, and of course small caps. The roman lowercase wanted additional alternates and even a few ligatures. The italic needed to get the same treatment for its lowercase that Tiemann envisioned for the uppercase. So the lowercase went overboard plenty alternates and swashes and ligatures. Even the italic uppercase was augmented by maybe too many extra letters. Orpheus Pro has been a real ride. Images of Orpheus: i, ii, iii, iv, v.
    • Outcast (2010): a grunge family.
    • Oxygen (2006): a great grid-based design.
    • Paganini (with Kevin Allan King) is another jewel in Canada Type's drawers: Designed in 1928 by Alessandro Butti under the direction of Raffaello Bertieri for the Nebiolo foundry, Paganini defies standard categorization. While it definitely is a classic foundry text typeface with obvious roots in the oldstyle of the Italian renaissance, its contrast reveals a clear underlying modern influence. i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii.
    • The last joint project of King and Griffin in 2012 was Pipa, a pseudo-psychedelic groovy bellydancing font: Originally made for a health food store chain we cannot name, Pipa is the embodiment of organic display typography.
    • Player (2007). An 11-style athletic lettering family.
    • Plywood (2007): a retro typeface based on Franklin Typefounders's Barker Flare from the early 1970s.
    • Press Gothic (2007). A revival of Aldo Novarese's Metropol typeface, released by Nebiolo in 1967 as a competitor to Stephenson Blakes Impact.
    • Quanta (2005, stencil). Two weights, East and West.
    • In 2011, Kevin Allan King and Patrick Griffin completed work on an exceptionally beautiful revival, Ratio Modern (the original by F.W. Kleukens is from 1923). This is a didone family with a refined humanistic trait. Images of Ratio Modern: i, ii, ii, iv, v, vi, vii.
    • Rawhide (2006): a bouncy Western saloon font based on cover page lettering of the Belgian comic book series Lucky Luke.
    • Recta (2011, with Kevin King). This is eighteen-stye sans family that extends Novarese's Recta.
    • Rhino (2005): a revival of the informal typeface Mobil (1960, Helmu Matheis, Ludwig&Mayer).
    • Noteworthy (2009). A font commissioned for the Apple iPad. It is based on Griffin's earlier revival typeface Filmotype Brooklyn.
    • Ronaldson Regular (2008, with Rebecca Alaccari), a 17-style oldstyle family based on the 1884 classic by Alexander Kay, Ronaldson Old style (MacKellar, Smith&Jordan). Griffin reconstructed this family from the metal typeface and from many scans from rare documents provided by Stephen O. Saxe, Philippe Chaurize and Rebecca Davis.
    • Roos (2009): A 10-style revival of Sjoerd Hendrik de Roos's De Roos Romein (1948), created in cooperation with Hans van Maanen.
    • Robur (2010): Done with Kevin King, this set of two fonts revives George Auriol's Robur Noir from 1909.
    • Runway (2004): racetrack lettering.
    • Rush (2005): futuristic.
    • Sailor (2005): digital rendition of West Futura Casual (late 1970s film type).
    • Salome (2008). Done with Rebecca Alaccari, this is a revival and expansion of a photolettering era typeface called Cantini (1972, Letter Graphics).
    • Santini (2004): Bauhaus-inspired architectural lettering.
    • Screener (2006): an extensive octagonal family, including Screener Symbols.
    • Sears Social (2014). A custom typeface family that includes Sears Social Monocase.
    • Secret Scrypt (2004): four shaky script styles done for a New York restaurant. With Alaccari.
    • Semplicita Pro (2011). A grand revival of Alessandro Butti's Futura-like Semplicità, executed between 2009 and 2011 by Patrick Griffin and Bill Troop. Image of the Medium weight.
    • Shred (2010): an octagonal heavy metal face.
    • Siren Script (2009-2010): Done with Rebecca Alaccari, this six-style script family is based on the metal typeface Stationers Semiscript (BBS, 1899).
    • Skullbats (2005).
    • Serial Killer (2005): bloody.
    • Slang (2004): a blood scratch face.
    • Slinger (2010): a flared art nouveau face.
    • Social Gothic (2007). After Tom Hollingsworth's Informal Gothic, a squarish unicase grotesk done in 1965. Followed by Social Stencil (2011-2012) and Social Gothic 2 (2014).
    • Soft Press (2012). A rounded version of Canada Type's Press Gothic.
    • Sol Pro (2010): a 20-style revival and extension of the monoline sans typeface Sol by Marty Goldstein and C.B. Smith (1973, VGC), done with Kevin Allan King. Griffin writes: This is not your grandfather's Eurostile. This is your offspring's global hope, optimism, and total awareness.
    • Spade (2012). A super-heavy slab face, done with Kevin King.
    • Spadina (2010): a psychedelic / art nouveau revival with Kevin Allan King of Karlo Wagner's Fortunata (1971, Berthold).
    • Sterling Script (2005): done with Rebecca Alaccari. Sterling Script was initially meant to a be digitization/reinterpretation of a copperplate script widely used during what effectively became the last decade of metal type: Stephenson Blake's Youthline, from 1952. Many alternates were added, so this is a virtually new type family.
    • Sultan: a Celtic-Arabic simulation typeface after "Mosaik" (1954) by Martin Kausche.
    • Stretto (2008) is a revival and expansion of Sintex 1 (Aldo Novarese, Nebiolo, 1973), a funky nightclub face. It was used as the basis of Cowboy Hippie (2010, CheapProFonts).
    • Swan Song (2006): a calligraphic typeface based on the hand of Alexander Nesbitt. [A later document states that it is based on work by British artist Rachel Yallop.]
    • Symposium Pro (2011). This Carolingian family was drawn by Philip Bouwsma. Patrick helped with the production.
    • Tabarnak (2012) and its shadowed version, Tabarnouche (2012). Lovingly named to attract business from Quebec, this is a packaging or signage pair of fonts.
    • Taboo (2009) is a geometric display typeface that was inspired by lettering by Armenian artist Fred Africkian in 1984.
    • Testament (2010): a calligraphic uncial family done with Philip Bouwsma.
    • Tomato (2005): done with Rebecca Alaccari, this is the digitization and quite elaborate expansion of an early 1970s Franklin Photolettering film type called Viola Flare.
    • Treasury (2006): a huge type family based on a calligraphic script by Hermann Ihlenburg from the late 19th century. Canada Type writes: The Treasury script waited over 130 years to be digitized, and the Canada Type crew is very proud to have done the honors. And then some. After seven months of meticulous work on some of the most fascinating letter forms ever made, we can easily say that Treasury is the most ambitious, educational and enjoyable type journey we've embarked upon, and we're certain you will be quite happy with the results. Treasury goes beyond being a mere revival of a typeface. Though the original Treasury script is quite breathtaking in its own right, we decided to bring it into the computer age with much more style and functionality than just another lost script becoming digital. The Treasury System is an intuitive set of fonts that takes advantage of the most commonly used feature of todays design software: Layering.
    • Trump Gothic (2005): a revival and expansion of two different takes on Signum (1955, Weber), Georg Trumps popular mid-twentieth-century condensed gothic: Less than one year after Signum, the Czech foundry Grafotechna released Stanislav Marso's Kamene, a reinterpretation of Signum. The differences between the two were quite subtle in most forms, but functionally proved to offer different levels of visual flexibility. Marso changed a few letters, most notably the wonderful a and g he added, and also made a bold weight. Trump Gothic West is a revival of Trump's original Signum, but in three weights and italics for each. Trump Gothic East is a revival of Marso's Kamene, but also in three weights and corresponding italics.. In 2013, Patrick Griffin redrew and optimized these condensed and ultra-economical typefaces in his Trump Gothic Pro and the rounded version, Trump Soft Pro.
    • Trump Script (2010) revives the African look script by Georg Trump called Jaguar (1962). An improvement on an earlier Canada type family called Tiger Script.
    • Tuba (2010).
    • Valet (2006): inspired by an uncredited early 1970s all-cap film type called Expression.
    • Veronica Polly (2005).
    • Vox (2007): a 24-style monoline sans family done with Rebecca Alaccari. This was followed in 2013 by a softer version, Vox Round.
    • Wagner Grotesk (2010): a sturdy grotesk, after a typeface from the Johannes Wagner foundry. Kevin King is also credited.
    • Wagner Script Pro (2011). Done together with Kevin King, this is a revival of Troubadour (1926, Wagner&Schmidt).
    • King and Patrick Griffin published Wonder Brush in 2012. This is partly based on a signage brush script called Poppl Stretto (1969) by Friedrich Poppl.
    • Opentype programming help for several fonts by Michael Doret, such as Deliscript (2009), Dynascript (2011) and Steinweiss Script (2010). Deliscript (a winner at TDC2 2010) is an upright connected script with accompanying slanted version. Steinweiss Script is a 2200-glyph curly script typeface called Steinweiss Script (2010), which captures a lot of the spirit of Steinweiss's album covers from the late 1930s and 1940s.

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    Patrick Seymour

    Very talented Montreal-based illustrator and digital artist. Home page. He created several modular typefaces in 2011.

    In 2012, he created Muse, Gotham Streets (a prismatic typeface), Slinky, Stencil, Tulipe (counterless), Bad Billy (multilined, art deco), The Great Carnival (beveled caps), Web Font (prismatic), Jump Jump Font (octagonal), Fashion (a horizontally striped typeface), OK (prismatic), The Aviator (horizontally striped poster face), La Bonne Aventure (prismatic and slightly art deco), the rope-themed typeface Noeud Marin, the shadowed boat name typeface Bleu Marine, the multiline caps typeface Origami, the moustache-inspired caps typeface Mous Type (ornamental moustache-shaped capitals), the multilined display typeface Empire, the hand-drawn Une Typo Faite A La Main, and the prismatic typeface Anabelypster. After a bout of salmonella, he created Intestino, still in 2012. In Motion (2012) is an awesome prismatic art deco typeface.

    Images of his stunning work from 2011: i, ii, ii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix, x.

    His Cathédrale project (2011) starts from a squarish face and transforms it gradually into one that contains the features of a cathedral.

    Creations in 2013: Shapes (geometric font), Gold Deco, Dentelle, Twist, Sleek (a thin slab serif), Say Say Say (multiline, prismatic, hypnotic), Metrick (a gridded typeface), Film Noir (an overlay type system), Tam Tam, Diner (a striped all caps typeface), Spot Light Font (prismatic), Flora, Bright Diamond, Incandescent, XVII (multilined display face), Konga (a multiline script), Shiny Diamond, Splash (paint font), Chicago (prismatic neon tube face), Taxi (a wonderful multiline typeface), Papale (religious symbology alphabet made to mock the papal system), Empreinte (pure op-art), Broken Arrow Font (multiline caps face), Liquid Paper Font, Sunset (prismatic), Boogie (Broadway-style art deco family), New Art Deco (prismatic art deco face), Poule de Luxe, Burnout (a prismatic typeface), Marble Maze Font, M Gagnon (ornamental caps influenced by the design work of Denis Gagnon).

    FontStruct fonts: Test3 (2012), Jump Jump 2 (2012).

    Typefaces made in 2014: Decora, Magnetic, Noise (TV noise emulation), Yes (multilined font), Broderie (braided letters), SAS (multilined), Full House, Heart Font (prismatic), 1976 (inspired by the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal), Gold (prismatic art deco typeface), Lace, Bike.

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    Paul Barnes
    [Modern Typography]

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    Paula Fraysse

    During her graphic design studies in Buenos Aires, Paula Fraysse created the high-contrast fashion mag typeface Living Thoughts (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Paulo Rangel

    Aka Skomii. Austrian creator of the hand-printed typefaces Simallos (2012), Scriptia Happy (2012) and Danï Donne (2012), of the sans typeface Aster (2012), of the avant-garde hairline caps typeface Veron (2012, +Extra), and of the counterless typeface Chronodue (2012).

    Typefaces from 2013: Rhino Luz, Erasaur, Always Together, Aspergit (avant-garde sans family), Science Fair, Our First Kiss (upright monoline connected script), Marchesa, Marte (hairline avant-garde font), New Spirit (2013), Max And The Dust, Essence Sans (avant-garde sans), Moondance, Dalmais (Peignotian fashion mag face), Mers (circular arc font), Camieis (squarish face), Cliche 21 (avant-garde hairline sans), Old Cave (brush face), Aspargo (hand-printed), The Rainmaker (outlined 3d face), Skandar.

    Typefaces from 2014: Oxymorons, I Never Learn, Realize My Passion, Stark (geometric sans), Pistara (thin avant garde sans), Maloire, Arenq (bilined).

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    Pedro Julien
    [Luvburn]

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    Pedro Leal

    Pedro Leal graduated in graphic design and advertising from the ESEIG-Escola Superior de Estudos Industriais e de Engenharia in Vila do Conde, Portugal, and lives in Porto. In 2010 he obtained a degree in type design at ESAD (Escola Superior de Artes e Design, Matosinhos) and started working at DSType. MyFonts link. Behance link.

    He used FontStruct in 2008 to create the pixel typeface Minimal 8pt (514 glyphs!). In 2010, he created the text family Mafra at DSType. This was followed a bit later by Mafra Display (2010; +Medium, +Black). Apud and Apud Display (2010, DSType) are high-contrast faces.

    Penna (2011) is a calligraphic type system. Braga (2011, Dino dos Santos and Pedro Leal, DS Type) is a layered font design family. Dino writes: Braga is an exuberant baroque typeface, named after a Portuguese city, also known as the baroque capital of Portugal. Our latest typographic extravaganza comes with a multitude of fonts designed to work like layers, allowing to insert color, lines, gradients, patterns, baroque, floral swashes, and many other graphic elements. Starting with Braga Base, you can add any of the twenty-three available styles, to create colourful typographic designs.

    In 2012, he designed User, User Stencil and User Upright>/a>, a monospaced type family with 30 styles, from Hairline to Bold. This too will many awards. Girga (+Italic, +Engraved, +Banner, +Stencil) is a strong black Egyptian family designed together with Dino dos Santos at DS Type. Solido (2012, with Dino dos Santos, DS Type) is a versatile type system with five widths: Solido, Solido Constricted, Solido Condensed, Solido Compressed and Solido Compact. In total there are 35 fonts.

    In 2012, he created the sans family Global, with its own dedicated web site, The Global Font. In 2013, he followed that up with the Global Stencil typeface family.

    In 2013, Dino dos Santos and Pedro Leal published Diversa, a set of nine very different fonts that are jointly kerned so that letters can be swapped out and replaced at will. Diversa Std (2014) extends this to include Stencil, Inline and other decorative styles. Pedro Leal's main typeface of 2013 is Aparo, a script that is calligraphic, yet keeps the characteristics of penmanship scripts, and the pizzazz of a good fashion font.

    In 2014, he published Torio, a penmanship script based on a style used in Arte de Escribir por Reglas y con Muestras (1798, by Spanish penman Torcuato Torío de la Riva y Herrer).

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    Pedro Lobo
    [Uppertype]

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    Pedro Lobo
    [Type factory]

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    Pedro Mascarenhas
    [Mom]

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    Pedro Veneziano

    Graphic design student at Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp) in Brazil, who libves in Bauru. Creator of the elegant fashionable (and free) ultra-contrast geometric typeface Intent (2012).

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    Peter Gabor

    Born in Budapest in 1957, but Parisian since 1957. Designer and type artist who made many custom and magazine fonts. Blog. There is an ongoing feud between Porchez and Gabor which has invaded the internet waves. Gabor's blog and Porchez's blog are the stages for this royal battle. Generally, Gabor decries the hypocrisy in the type industry and calls for the Foundation of a Sir Francis Drake Society. The Book Antiqua/Palatino case and the Bitstream/Linotype battle irked Gabor, and he likes to expose type designers whose fonts are too close to others. Among his creations:

    • American Match. For Paris Match.
    • Elle Gabor. A great fashion-conscious geometric sans family. For Elle magazine.
    • Firmin Didot.
    • Futura Canal.
    • Gabor 2000 (TypoGabor Phototitrage, 2000).
    • Gabor Script (TypoGabor Phototitrage, 1975).
    • Les Échos.
    • Libération (1994).
    • Manu Script.
    • Mermoz (TypoGabor Phototitrage, 1988). A roman style mini-serif family.
    • Moka Presse.
    • Nintendo: a pixel face.
    • Sade (Salon Sade, 1976).
    • Serge Lutens: a severe Calvinist face.
    • Total: commissioned by the gas company.
    • Yves Saint-Laurent.
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    Peter Guckes

    German designer of the fifties diner family Frigidaire (2004, URW, designed with Monika Fischer), the experimental typeface Kettapila (2006, URW, with Monika Fischer), the squarish and fashionable family FontForum Phet (2008, URW++, with Monika Fischer) and the curvy Curly Lady (2006, URW, with Monika Fischer). FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Phong Phan

    Graphic design student based in Denmark, Haderslev. Currently he is studying graphic communication at the School of Visual Communication. Creator of the fashion mag typeface Vojens (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Phospho
    [Roland Hörmann]

    Austrian foundry (est. 2008) located in Vienna, and run by Roland Hörmann (b. 1976, Krems, Austria), who did some pixel fonts in the nineties for the Commodore64, and is presently art director and graphic designer.

    In 2007, he created Eltaus, an art nouveau font. Hörmann created the free brushy blackletter grunge typeface Adhesive Nr. Seven (2008), and the connected fifties style script typeface Luxus Brut (2009), and the simple handwriting family Neonoir (2010).

    In 2011, he published the graffiti typeface Whatka.

    In 2012, Roland Hörmann and Felix Auer codesigned the refined didone fashion mag display typeface Aquus (+the outline version, Aquus Linearis).

    In 2014, Roland completely reworked Luxus Brut and published Luxus Brut Sparkling, a luxurious high-contrast calligraphic script typeface. .

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    Playtype

    Place to buy fonts made by E-type designers. Located in Copenhagen and started in 2006. Another URL. The typeface were designed by Jonas Hecksher (JH), Henrik Kubel (HK), and Jens Kajus (JK). By category:

    • Humanist sans: Abidale (JH), Bingo Sans (JH), Flavin (HK), ID00 Sans (JH, a huge family), Ole (HK), Parsons Green (HK), Premiere (JK), Test (HK), Triumph (HK).
    • Grotesk: Academy Sans (JH), Battersea 2010 (HK), Boing (HK, fat rounded), Cabo (JK), Contribute (JK, semi-octagonal), Dane (HK), Fletch Text (JH), Grot 10 (HK), Hall (JH), Hill (JH), Jazz House (JH), Lettre Gothic (JH), London (HK), Magna (HK), Mari (JH), Naive (HK), Norwegian (JH), Republic (JH), The Wave (JH), Vertigo (JH), Willumsen (JH).
    • Slab serif: Academy Serif (JH), FM (HK), Outsiders (HK, typewriter style).
    • Geometric sans: Agita (JK), Cubitt Solid (HK, rounded octagonal and techno), Geometric (JH), Noir Text (JH, avant-garde), Nosferato (HK, squarish), Square (HK, squarish).
    • Monospaced: Access Code (JH), Italian Plate (JH).
    • Square Sans: JP Special Sans (JH), Zetta Round and Zetta Sans (JH).
    • Didone: De Archie (JH), JP Special Serif (JH), Monday (unknown designer), Venti Quattro (JH).
    • Garalde: ID00 Serif (JH), Primo Serif (JH).
    • Modern: Bingo Serif (JH), Kunstuff (HK), Maximum (HK).
    • Display serif: CPH Signs, De Archie Display (JH), Fru Olsen (JH), Home Display (JH), Impacto (HK), Signsystem (HK), S4AE (HK), Symphony Display (JH), Trojan (HK), Vogue Floral (HK), Vogue Paris (HK).
    • Ordinary body text serif: Home Text (JH), Typewriter (HK).
    • Stencil: Danmark (HK), Staton (HK).
    • Various display types: 4590 (HK, thin octagonal), 60 Display (HK), Agriculture (HK), Archi (HK), Aveny T (HK), Banknote (HK), Bauhause (HK, kitchen tile face), CPH Tram (HK), CWM (HK, octagonal), Collecting (unknown designer; +Stencil), Copenhagen (HK), Donny Playtype (unknown designer; fat face), Du Nord Dingbats (JH, circled letters), Elephant (JH, art nouveau), Eyes Lies (unknown designer), Gameover (unknown designer), Glendale (JK, Peignotian), Hazelwood (JH), Hermes Baby (JH, old typewriter), Julius (JH), Klampenborg 2010 (HK), Movie Playtype (JH), New Press (JH, slab serif), Optic (unknown designer, dot matrix), Ornamenta (HK), Safety (JH), Speed Playtype (JH, octagonal, techno), Tagstyle (HK, hand-printed), Tempo Playtype (JK, dot matrix), Tobe (HK, mechanical), Trood (JH, octagonal), Zadie (HK, ornamental).
    • Dingbats: Flowers (HK).
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    Positype
    [Neil Summerour]

    Positype was founded in 2002 by Athens and/or Jefferson, GA-based designer and type designer Neil Summerour (b. 1972, Azores, Portugal). Neil began developing typefaces in 1996 with the 1996 Olympic Brick Paver Project proprietary typeface. He is the co-principal and senior designer of Athens-based interactive, design, and advertising agency Genetic:ICG. In the summer of 2003, he began teaching Advanced Electronic Design in the Graphic Design Department at The University of Georgia.

    Swash & Kern is the bespoke lettering and typeface design alter ego of Neil Summerour.

    In 2001, Neil published his first two type designs with [T-26] Digital Type Foundry in Chicago, IL. Since then, he has released tens of font families including hiragana and katakana fonts. Positype fonts are sold by Myfonts.com and [T-26].

    Klingspor link. Facebook link. Blog. Behance link. Union Fonts link.

    The list of his fonts:

    • Aaux, Aaux Office (2002), Aaux Pro (2004), Aaux Next (2009, 72 typefaces), Aaux Alphanumera, Aaux Emoticons.
    • The Air Superfamily (2011), which consists of 81 sans faces. Followed by Air Soft (2011).
    • Altar (8-weight Gothic family).
    • Akagi (2008): 20 style sans family. Extended and refreshed in 2011 into Akagi Pro.
    • AMP (at Union fonts).
    • Anago (2012) is a softly rounded sans family, the product of a designer addicted to designing sans families.
    • Anarcharsis (2002): a serif family inspired by incomplete rubbing made from a stone wall located in the Bahamas.
    • Angel Script (2009, TypeTrust).
    • Baka (2005, a fantastic scratchy handwriting face), Baka Too (2006; followed in 2010 by Baka Expert).
    • The Bodoniesque family (Umbrella Type).
    • Claustrum (2003).
    • Clear Sans (2013). Starting from a monoline rather geometric set of thin weights, this typeface family morphs into a more humanist beast, with a, b, d and g having a squeezed look at the intercepts. And maybe because of that, this unclassifiable typeface is quite appealing. Followed by Clear Sans Text and Clear Sans Screen.
    • Cynapse (2003). Cynapse Pro (2004, 12 weights) is a sans family.
    • Directors Gothic (2013, Lettering Inc). A large retro sans family.
    • Donatora (2004).
    • Ego (2003, octagonal family).
    • Epic (2007-2009, a 12-style contemporary garalde).
    • Ether, Ether Connected.
    • Eva (2003).
    • Filmotype Dancer (2012).
    • Filmotype Horizon (2011).
    • Flirt Script (2014).
    • Friendly (2012). In part based on Morris Fuller Benton's upright script typeface Announcement.
    • Fugu (2009, rough-outlined script family, winner at TDC2 2010).
    • Ginza (2008, a squarish techno family), and Ginza Narrow (2011).
    • Halogen (2012). An organic wide techno sans family. In 2014, he added Halogen Slab and Halogen Flare (flared). All have hairlines.
    • Headcold (2004).
    • Iru1, Iru2.
    • Juicy (T-26, 2004, brushdrawn family).
    • Kari and Kari Pro (2005): a connected upright script. Kari Display (2009).
    • Kryptk Flash (2003).
    • Kurosawa Bastard, Kurosawa Hand, Kurosawa Sans, Kurosawa Serif, Kurosawa Hiragana, Kurosawa Katakana.
    • Love Script (2014). A high energy high contrast brush pen / marker script.
    • Luce (2004).
    • Lush Script (2011). A connected script inspired by the 1940s.
    • Lust (2012), a curvy hight-contrast didone in the Pistilli style. Neil: The result yielded a rather diverse typographic gene pool: a little Scotch Modern, a little Didone and Didot, a dominant dose of Caslon, and a pinch of Baskerville-- all wrapped up in the leggy body of a Brazilian supermodel. A confident, self-reliant typeface that shows just enough to keep everyone staring and leave them wanting more. Followed by Lust Slim (2014).
    • Lust Script (2013). This is a curvier, sexier (Neil's words) version of Lust. For use in fashion magazines and large sizes.
    • Macha (2012). A sans family.
    • The Type Trust: Magneta (2009, The Type Trust). Includes a Condensed subfamily.
    • Muscle (2009, TypeTrust---a futuristic family).
    • Nori (2010): a calligraphic brush typeface obtained by applying the Pilot Japan Kanji Fude brush pen on paper. It has over 1100 glyphs, 250 ligatures, 487 alternate characters, 125+ swash and titling alternates, lining and old style numerals. Awarded at TDC2 2011.
    • Organic (2009, sans family).
    • Penumbra.
    • Plastek (2004-2009).
    • The R.E.M. Athens project involves three fonts published in 2009, REM Orange, REM Accelerate and REM Tourfont. They are based on ideas by Chris Bilheimer for the band R.E.M. (Michael Stipe and Chris Bilheimer). Both attended the fine arts program at the University of Georgia. Michael Stipe, singer and lyricist, formed R.E.M. in 1980. Bilheimer began working with the band in 1994.
    • Romp (2009, condensed hand-printed).
    • Rhythm (2011). An italic inline and solid display family based on ATF's Ratio (ca. 1930) and Herbert Thannhaeuser's Adastra (1928).
    • Rough Love (2014). A brushy crayon script.
    • Shameless (2013). A connected penmanship-style script.
    • Sneakers (2003-2004): athletic lettering family. Also, Sneakers Script.
    • Tactical (2011, octagonal mechanical face; +Stencil).
    • In 2012, he won the Second Akashi Prize in the kanji (!!!) category of the Morisawa Type Design Competition for Tegaki. Tegaki also won at TDC 2013.
    • Truss Ultra Light (2006): hairline architectural font.
    • Vekta Serif (2009), Vekta Neo and Vekta Sans (2009, a sans family at TypeTrust).
    • Wasabi (2010): an organic elliptical family, based on Iru.
    • Yumi (2003, techno font, Union Fonts).

    His life in hiw own words: Neil Summerour is a type designer, lettering artist, calligrapher and designer based in Georgia, USA with one foot in Takamatsu, Japan. After graduating from The University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art with a BFA in Graphic Design, he soon found himself opening his own studio to deal with the flow of freelance work. [...] Neil opened his personal type foundry, Positype, in 2000 to feed his ever-growing desire for type design. He later co-founded TypeTrust (2002) with Silas Dilworth as his addiction to type and lettering grew. [...] He was an adjunct art professor at The University of Georgia in graphic design and taught graphic design at the Governor's School for the Arts. [...] As a typeface designer, he has published over 60 typeface families and produced numerous custom typefaces for clients worldwide. [...] He has won the Type Directors Club Certificate of Excellence in Type Design in 2010 and 2011 for Fugu and Nori, respectively.

    Showcase of Neil Summerour's fonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Prikken over Stien
    [Audun Stien]

    Audun Stien, a graphic designer from Oslo, is based in Melbourne, Australia. He created the high-contrast fashion mag typeface Strax (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Przemyslaw Hoffer

    Lodz, Poland-based creator of the hairline titling sans typeface Basicl (2012) and of Basic Title Font (2012, hairline caps).

    In 2013, he designed Madame Klara, Madame Deloblat and Madame Mary, a trio of thin slab serif typefaces for glamour magazines.

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    Qamari Ally
    [Ultrabrain]

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    Rani

    Type designer and artist at Lettering Delights who made these fonts: Baby Toys, Doodlescrap, Fall Frolic, Fearful Fiends, Gobble Gobble, JDA Frosty, JDA Kris Kringle, JDA Passion Posies, Party Hoopla, Rock n Roll, Sightsee, Travel On, Wedding Tags, Western Ware, Fall Flourish, Whack-A-Doo Blue, Whack-a-Doo Pink, Carnival Treats, Country Carnival, Fashionista, Haute Couture, Sightsee, Travel On, Believe, Princess Ballerina, Craft Queen, Darn and Yarn, In the Kitchen, Recipe Book, Below Freezing, No Peeking, Ski Bunny, Fall Frolic, First Thanksgiving, Gobble Gobble, Alien Alarm, Boogie Monsters, Fearful Fiends, Animal Rock, Band Practice, Rock n Roll, Spotlight, Arrr!, Fishies, Ocean Floor, Sea Maids, At the Ranch, Hoedown, Rodeo Heroes, Western Ware, Bride and Groom, Wedding Day, Wedding Doves, Wedding Tags, Baby Tags, Baby Toys, My Baby Boy - Dark Skin Tone, My Baby Boy - Light Skin Tone, My Baby Boy - Medium Skin Tone, My Baby Girl - Dark Skin Tone, My Baby Girl - Light Skin Tone, My Baby Girl - Medium Skin Tone, Mariachi, Matadors, Mexican Folk Animals, Señoritas, Fairy Princess, Flying Fairies, Gnomes, Knights, Party Hoopla, Party Kids - Boys, Party Kids - Girls, Party Tags, Chinese New Year, Geisha, Koi, Panda, Couple Claus, Santa Mice, Santa's Workshop, Vacation Santa, Heart Queen, Mad Tea Party, Talking Flowers, Wonderland Friends, Boo at the Zoo, Creepy Ghoulies, Haunted Houses, Mummy Spiders, Diva Tags, Dude Tags, Skaterboy, Spirit Squad, Teeny Boppers, Top Jock, JDA Cinderella, JDA Frog Prince, JDA Jack and the Beanstalk, JDA Little Mermaid, JDA Puss n Boots, JDA Thumbelina. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Rekord
    [Oleksandr Parkhomovskyy]

    Type and design studio located in Hamburg, Germany, run by Oleksandr Parkhomovskyy (b. 1984, Odessa, Ukraine), who created the 6-style ultra-fat Grim family in 2009, which includes Grim Stencil. In 2010, he redesigned the bilined headline font for Zeit Magazin and called it ZeitType---it's just a matter of time before the awards will be rolling in.

    Prestiggio (2011) is a sublime vogue fashion mag face, with its perky ball terminal ear on the g, and the high-contrast feel of a decent Peignot. Mingray Mono is a stylish monospaced family in three weights.

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    Reserves (or: AE Type)
    [Michael Jarboe]

    Reserves (and, since 2012, AE Type) is a commercial foundry offering mostly techno faces. It is located in Carlsbad and Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA, and run by Michael Jarboe. He graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and now lives and works in San Diego.

    The earliest typefaces: Base (stencil), Evac (octagonal), Claes (a heavy blacked out display typeface named after Swedish sculptor Claes Oldenburg), Raider, Error (LED simulation face), Reserves03 (2009), Output II (2009), Scape (octagonal stencil), Void, Vacant (2009, monoline stencil), Debacle (2009), Scam (2009; a fun geometric experiment), Immortality, Asecs, Analog SE, Scheme (pixel face).

    Typefaces made in 2010: Idiom (2010, a piano key family inspired by P22 Albers), Vector RG (2010, an octagonal typeface inspired by the 1979 Atari Asteroids video game UI screen font), Sevigne (2010, monoline geometric avant-garde sans that looks a bit like a stencil), Velvet (2010, a heavy rounded block retro typeface inspired by the typeset album covers of the protopunk rock band The Velvet Underground), Monocle (2010, monospaced and monoline geometric sans).

    Typefaces made in 2011: Scape (2011, rounded monoline stencil family), Velvet (2011), Defense (2011, octagonal slabbed stencil), Offense (2011, strong octagonal mechanical family), Vanitas Bold (2011, Peignotian fashion mag typeface rooted in didones).

    In 2012, Mike published Enamel (a condensed sans family---the inline version of Sorren), Sorren (a condensed sans influenced by neo-grotesque designs, and dada in style), Sorren Ex, Vanitas Stencil and Memoire (a charming fashion mag monoline hairline stencil).

    Typefaces from 2013: A large Neue Haas Grotesk / Helvetica-style sans family called Acronym, from Hairline to Extra Black and Outline.

    Typefaces from 2014: Reload (octagonal), Reload Stencil (military stencil).

    Klingspor link. Behance link. Flickr site. Behance link. MyFonts link.

    View Mike Jarboe's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Ricky Richards

    London-based freelance graphic designer who studied graphic design at Worcester University.

    In 2011, he created the Rubix Cube Typeface, Suave (2011, an avant garde fashion mag family with art deco elements), Marble Display Font (2011, a geometric experiment).

    In 2013, he created the modular display typeface Marilyn.

    Behance link. Old URL. Yet another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Robert Alonso
    [BA Graphics]

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    Robert Harling

    Born in Highbury, north London in 1910, Robert was brought up by an aunt after the early deaths of his parents, and went to school in Brighton and London. He then studied at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, London. He first worked as a designer for the Daily Mail and was simultaneously an adviser on typography for London Transport and for the Sheffield-based foundry Stephenson Blake&Co, designing their literature and three popular display typefaces:

    • Playbill (1938) is a Western saloon face. Digital versions exist at Softmaker (as Prescott), URW++ (as Playbill), Elsner&Flake, and Bitstream (as Circus 721).
    • Chisel (1939) is an engravers typeface done at Stephenson Blake. Compare Bavo (Enschede). Digital versions exist at URW++, Elsner&Flake, and SoftMaker (where it is called Carlisle).
    • Tea Chest (1939) is an elegant stencil face, revived in 1999 at Apply Interactive by Sigred Claessens and Günther Flake. See also East India Company NF by Nick Curtis in 2011.

    While still in his twenties, Robert co-founded and became editor of Typography, a journal of contemporary lettering and print, published by his friend and ally James Shand at the Shenval Press. When it first appeared in 1936, the journal broke new ground in its coverage of the European avant garde---including the first serious article on Jan Tschichold's work to be published in Britain. In 1951, he designed Keyboard (at Stephenson&Blake; Schnelle mentions 1949).

    Typographic adviser to London Transport, and director of one of London's leading advertising agencies. With James Shand, he was the founder of the Shenval Press in Hertford. He published the quarterly magazine Typography. After WWII, he published Alphabet&Image. He was also the typographic adviser and architecture correspondent for the Sunday Times.

    He lived in Godstore, Surrey, and died in 2008.

    Linotype link. FontShop link.

    Obituary by Fiona MacCarthy in The Guardian. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Robert Tirado

    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]  ⦿

    Rodrigo Aguadé

    Madrid-based creator of the beveled and drop shadow typeface family Smoking Club (2013), which was inspired by titling in black and white movies. Buy the typeface at MATOI Design lab. Ogle it here.

    Typophile link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Roland Hörmann
    [Phospho]

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    Roman Shchyukin

    Bryansk, Russia-based cofounder in 2011 with Valery Zaveryaev of the Russian type foundry Gaslight. Bad Script (2011, Google Web Fonts) is an informal hand-printed typeface made by Roman Shchyukin.

    Codesigner with Valery Zaveryaev of the metal band font Rock Logo (2012).

    Delgado (2012) is an elegant tall and thin fashion mag typeface for Latin and Cyrillic, made by Roman Shchyukin. It was followed in 2013 by Delgado Sans.

    Still in 2013, he made the free typefaces MNSTR Shadow and MNSTR Line (inline typeface).

    In 2014, he created Sofya (a monoline script font) at Gaslight.

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

    Rose Aron

    Rose Aron, who works at cartier International in Paris as a graphic designer, created Lacroix (2013), an ornamental typeface that was inspired by couturier Christian Lacroix. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sabrina Bortoloso

    Designer in Buenos Aires. In Pablo Cosgaya's course at UBA, she created the high-contrast dodone-inspired fashion mag typeface Viphnori (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sam Howard

    During his graphic design studies at Liverpool Art and Design Academy, Sam Howard created the fashionista didone typeface Pensiero (2013) and showed its use as a wine bottle label. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sam Small

    Sam Small (Kansas City, MO) designed the ultra-contrasted minimalist squarish typeface Minutia (2012) during his studies at the Kansas City Art Institute.

    Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Samah Mausoof

    Based in Male, The Maldives, Samah Mausoof created the condensed sans paperclip typeface San Serif Fontana (2013), which was inspired by Brazilian fashion model Isabeli Fontana. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Samuel George

    During his studies in Barcelona under Andreu Balius, Samuel George created the high-contrast fashion mag script typeface Chantal (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Samuelstype Design
    [Hans Samuelson]

    Hans Samuelson is a freelance graphic designer in Stockholm. He runs Samuelstype Design. Fonts from his hand include Maya Samuels (2007-2010), Malcolm Samuels (2008), April Samuels (2000), the Arnold Samuels family (2007, fashionable sans), Lucy Samuels (2011, a simple rounded monoline sans family), Colin Samuels (2003), Owen S (2012, a sans family with a hairline weight), Rebecca Samuels (2001), Rosemary Samuels (2000), Victoria Samuels (2000, script), Andrew Samuels (2003, minimalist sans), Elliot Samuels (1999), Chelsea Samuels (2003, serif), Henrietta Samuels (2009, calligraphic), Bradley S. (2009, stencil), Orlando Samuels (2009, ornamental script; +Shade), and Spencer Samuels (2003, italic).

    Fonts from 2013: Brooklyn Samuels, Rubica (originally drawn as a pitch for a headline sans typeface for one of Sweden's supermarket chains, it is both geometric and warm).

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

    Sandro Dujmenovic

    Zadar and/or Zagreb, Croatia-based designer. Creator of Renedi Sans (2007), a 21st century version of Didot.

    In 2014, he designed Réal, a fashion mag typeface family (Homme, Serif, and Femme) that is imagined as a custom type for Yves Saint Laurent. Réal Serif is a lapidary typeface, while Réal Homme is a contrasted almost Peignotian sans typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sara Esnaashari

    Canadian creator of the fashion mag typeface Bravura (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sarah Cannon

    Sarah Cannon (Portland, OR) created the condensed display typeface Geraldine (2013).

    Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sasha Saulich

    Graphic designer in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Creator of a high-contrast fashion mag Latin typeface called Creative Font (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sergio Miguel

    Graphic designer from Porto, Portugal, b. 1990, who is studying at ESAD.CR in Caldas da Reinha, Portugal. Creator of Paradis (2013), the Hipster typeface (2013) and of the geometric monoline sans typeface Bagua (2013). Donzela (2013) is a high-contrast hairline fashion mag typeface. Dandy (2013) and Aroma (2013, hairline) are further fashion mag typeface families.

    Typefaces from 2014: Telekinesis.

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

    Sergiy Tkachenko
    [4th February]

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    Shaheena Siddique

    Brisbane, Australia-based creator of the fashion mag typeface Modello (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Simon Clausen

    Haderslev, Denmark-based designer of the high-contrast fashion mag typeface Couture (2013).

    Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Simon Schmidt
    [Closefonts]

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    Skyline Fonts

    Skyline fonts are fonts that are ultra narrow or condensed in a style often seen in American magazines in the 1930s and 1940s. This group contains fonts such as Swifty (2011, Alex Sheldon, Match & Kerosene), Empire (1989-1994, David Berlow and Kelley Ehrgott-Milligan, Font Bureau), Spire (Ann Pomeroy, Group Type), LTC Spire (2005, Lanston), Corvinus Skyline (1991, Ann Pomeroy, Group Type), Niagara (1994, Tobias Frere-Jones, Font Bureau), and Manygo Serif (2012, Michel Troy).

    Font Bureau's Empire is a 7-style extension of the Empire type designed in 1937 by Morris Fuller Benton for Vogue, where it was used as a headline style. A year later, in 1938, Sol Hess created an ultra-narrow didone caps only family called Spire, which similar magazine titling applications. It was that typeface that was extended in digital form by Ann Pomeroy of Group Type and by Lanston in 2005. The typeface family Niagara by Tobias Frere-Jones revisits both styles. A separate duckling with its ultra large x-height is Corvinus Skyline, designed in 1934 by Imre Reiner. It was digitized in 1991 by Group Type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sonal Gadre-Shintre

    New Providence, NJ-based designer of the spurred typeface Arch (2014). Inspiration came from Indian Mughal arches, and the application Sonal had in mind was fashion magazines. Arch was created for a course at SVA (School of Visual Arts) in New York. She also created a set of pictograms for ariisto Realtors in Mumbai. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Sonia Vaz

    Lisbon, Portugal-based designer of the high-contrast ball terminal-laden free Peignotian style typeface Tosca (2013-2014), which was a school project at ESAD.CR. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Stayclean

    Las Palmas-based art director who created Royal Navarro (2012, fashion mag high-contrast display face).

    Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Stefan Wetterstrand

    Swedish designer. Creator of the fashion mag faces Helit (2011, Peignotian) and Cecill (2011). Typetoken link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Stefania Malmsten

    Stefania Malmsten is an art director and a graphic designer with clients mainly in the fields of art, fashion and film. She was one of the founders of Pop and Bibel magazines in Sweden and is a former art director at Vogue Hommes International in Paris. In 2006, Stefania Malmsten received The Berling Prize, Sweden's most prestigious graphic design-prize. In 2013, Stefania founded the design studio Malmsten Hellberg together with designer Ulrika Hellberg. Stefania is currently the Creative Director at Rodeo Magazine in Sweden.

    She codesigned the thin display typeface Line in 2013 with Göran Söderström (Letters from Sweden). The typeface was originally designed for Swedish fashion and culture magazine Rodeo in 2012 before it was released for commercial use at the end of 2013. Line comes in 5 super thin styles. The thinnest is possibly the thinnest typeface commercially available anywhere. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Stephanie Zubia

    Stephanie Zubia (Juarez, Mexico) designed the high-contrast experimental typeface Louvre in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Steve Mehallo

    Steve Mehallo was born in San Francisco in 1967. He is a freelance graphic designer, educator, illustrator and font designer specializing in brand strategies, custom font development and logos. His clients have included Monotype, Microsoft, Ascender Corp, The Unicode Consortium, Netscape, TiVo, Nike, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The Learning Company and several more. He is also a past president of the Art Directors and Artists Club of Sacramento, board member of Another Poster for Peace, was the lead curator of the contemporary graphic design exhibition Spoken With Eyes at the UC Davis Design Museum and has taught design courses at UC Davis, Santa Clara University, The Art Institute of California and Sacramento-based American River College. First Redwood City, CA, and now Sacramento, CA-based. Creator of these fonts:

    • The street lettering font Alta California in 1994 (Agfa): Alta California is a ransom note-style sample of wood type and other types.
    • The beautiful old typewriter family Chandler 42 at Psy/Ops.
    • MartiniAtJoes family (1996-1997) is available through Agfa-Monotype and PsyOps: futuristic meets the 50s.
    • Niedermann Grotesk (2011). He says: It is a peculiar style of lettering - which was originally inspired by the Sachplakat (object poster) work of Lucien Bernhard - and adapted for hot metal in 1908 by Hermann Hoffmann. 100 years ago, the style became a workhorse of the German printing industry.
    • Escoffier Capitaux (2008) is named for culinary legend Auguste Escoffier (1846-1835) and inspired by lettering used in vintage French advertising---including the work of commercial illustrator/fashion designer Ernst Dryden (1887-1938), with a hearty serving of 1960s ligatures influenced by the work of Herb Lubalin (1918-81) as well as a twist of Claude Garamond (1480ish-1561).
    • TwentyFourNinetyOne (2008, Ascender Corp) is a reinterpretation of the alphabet of 1919 by Theo van Doesburg.
    • Jeanne Moderno (2009) is an art deco take on Bodoni, in 9 styles.

    Klingspor link. FontShop link. Blog. MyFonts link.

    View Steve Mehallo's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Stewart Scott-Curran

    Atlanta, GA-based graphic designer and illustrator. His typefaces include Hampden (2011, an art deco caps face), Geometra (2011, octagonal) and Skyler (2011, a great high-contrast fashion mag face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Suitcase Type Foundry
    [Tomás Brousil]

    Suitcase Type is a Czech foundry, est. 2004 by Tomas Brousil, who lives in Prague. Fonts include the interesting Tabac type system (2010; includes the humanist Tabac Sans (+Hair); sure to win awards in the near future!!!). The Tabac family was augmented in 2012 with Tabac Slab and Tabac Mono, which have a full range of weights from Hairline to Black.

    Other typefaces from 2008-2010 include Monopol (a six-weight condensed sans that includes a hairline weight), Idealista (2010, organic, a mix of styles), Nudista (2009, a multistyle take on DIN with a superb fashion mag hairline, Nudista Thin), Kulturista (2009, a part slab part serif extension of Nudista), Comenia Sans (2008, a 12-style complementary family to Storm's Comenia Serif for school textbooks), Metalista (2008, unicase octagonal metallic face).

    2007 was a successful year. Brousil created Bistro Script (2007, fifties diner style script), Corpulent (2007), and Gloriola (2007, a sans in 14 styles, including a hairline. The last typeface family won an award at TDC2 2008 and at Typographica's Best of 2007. Stephen Coles likes its position between the cool sterility of de Groot's monolinears and the warmth of Latin designers: With a broad range of weights, a complete Western character set, and a sack of ligatures and alternates, Gloriola has the depth required for complex identity systems and publication design. This shrewd response to the fashions of today is going to be useful for many years to come.). The year 2007 also saw Purista (a 10-style cousin of Eurostile), which includes hairline weights. Ellen Lupton says this about Purista: I've been feeling hungry for a stylish, edgy sans who enjoys evenings out on the town and long mornings of crisp conversation. In other words, I've been craving a font who likes to party but who can also help out with the dishes.

    Production in 2005-2006: Teimer's Antiqua (2006: a didone family based onn unpublished 1967 design by Pavel Teimer), Rokoko (2006, an octagonal custom typeface for the Rokoko Theatre in Prague), Sandwich (2006, a lively display caps set), Vafle (2006: based on an original concept by Marek Pistora from 1997, with minor adaptations and 11 new weights), Dederon Sans and Serif (2005, the sans version being inspired by TypoArt's Liberta; see also here for a comparison with Underware's Dolly), Dederon Serif.

    Typefaces from 2004 or earlier include Fishmonger (2004, a sans family), RePublic (a 2004 revival, done with Radek Sidun, of Public by Stanislav Marso, 1955. Note that Public was used to set the text of a Czechoslovak Communist party newspaper, Rudé Právo), Botanika (2005, a sans family including many typewriter styles and several mono weights), Atrament (2003, a narrowed grotesque inspired by the lettering used on the title of the almanac "Devetsil - Revolucni slovnik" (1922) edited by Karel Teige, in 30 styles!), Magion (2004, a simple geometric font), Fishmonger (2004, a broad 50-weight futuristic family), Katarine (2004, a warm sans family with appropriate dingbats added in), and Orgovan (2004-2005, a punk/brush family).

    Typefaces from 2013 include the roundish sans family Ladislav: The Ladislav font revitalises Sutnar's legacy, while not explicitly copying any of his original fonts. It however keeps true to their technicist character and initial principles of character creation - a simple modular system of combined geometrical segments. This approach affects all round shapes of capital and lowercase letters, as well as the shapes of the majority of numbers. The g consists of two disjoint circles.

    Typefaces from 2014: Urban Grotesk (a very airy, open grotesque typeface with large x-height and uniform grayness).

    Tomas lives in Prague. MyFonts page. Behance link. Klingspor link. MyFonts interview.

    View Tomas Brousil's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Suomi Type Foundry
    [Tomi Haaparanta]

    Tomi Haaparanta (b. Vaasa, Finland, 1967) is a Finnish type designer and art director. He created many great fonts, and founded Suomi Type Foundry in 2005. Speaker at ATypI 2005 in Helsinki. MyFonts link. FontShop link. Klingspor link. His typefaces, suboptimally grouped:

    • Typefaces from 2013: Abandon (a basic sans family), This (a rounded family), Abiding (slab serif).
    • Typefaces from 2012: SciFly (a free rounded sans commissioned by Flyerzone).
    • Typefaces from 2011: Tow (a headline font family), Grumpy Black (Black 24 is based on the headline typeface ITC Grouch (1970, Tom Carnase), and the other styles are increasingly of higher contrast).
    • Creations in 2010: Tenner (very plump and round, good for signage), Tart Heavy (fat slabs to drool over), That (a display family, +Open, +Irregular, +Bold), Thud (an industrial belt octagonal/mechanical family), Steelworks (a sturdy mechanical sans), Taste This (sans family), Telltale, Titillation (rounded), Tide (connected script emulating ink flow), Taffee (narrow sans), Televisio, Tournedot (a very cute and lively semi-serif headline face), Tempest, Tristan (hand-printed), Cider Script, Toffee Script (after an art nouveau typeface called Regina Cursive). Tonsure Script (a high-contrast connected script), Ticketbook (for movie posters), Suomi Sans (a family with special counters).
    • Creations in 2009: Tar (rounded sans family), Marimekko (a slab family for a Finnish clothing company, adapted from its 1954 Olivetti typewriter roots), Vektori (monoline octagonal), Kaapeli (Tomi's take on Kabel), Suomi Slab Serif (related to American Typewriter), Marimekko Sans, Tee Franklin (gothic sans family, made for The British Vogue---check out the light weight; done with Brian Kaszonyi), Tobacco (octagonal, based on drawing program emulation), Pannartz (based on a scan of a 1476 text by Sweynheim&Pannartz), Suomi Hand (FontShop), That (4-weight serif family), Talbot (connected script patterned after the Talbot car logo), Taint (modular ink trap face), Tailor (slab serif), Tink, Tale 40, Tale 20, Story 40, Story 20 (all pixel fonts), Tictac (a 3D face), Giro (done on purpose to mimic the ugly Giro d'Italia geometric logo font), Tame (rounded sans), Suomi Script, Explosion (grunge).
    • Creations in 2007: Caxton Script (blackletter).
    • At ITC: ITC Tetra (2005, squarish face), ITC Tomism (2005, modeled after Church Slavonic), ITC Tyke (2004, a take on Cooper Black).
    • At Psy-Ops: Temporal, Torus.
    • At T-26: Talmud (1998, faux Hebrew), TyrantRoman (1998, an Exocet-style face, T-26), Tumbler, Torino-Book, Tonic, Terylene, Tension, Teebone, Task-Toobig, Target (2004), Tantalus, Aged (1999), and Taper (2009, slab serif), the experimental sans families Target Recut (2004).
    • At FUSE: FutuRoman (FUSE95).
    • Tang (2004, an anti-inkbleed sans family done for very small point sizes).
    • At Agfa Creative Alliance: Tangerine, Teethreedee, Twinkle.
    • With Klaus Haapaniemi and Brian Kaszonyi: the 15-font War family in 1999-2000.
    • At Linotype: TeebrushPaint LT Std (2003).
    • Game (family).
    • Tubby.

    Dafont link.

    View Tomi Haaparanta's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Tamás Birinyi

    Graphic designer in Budapest. He created Hand BT (2011). Behance link. He also created the extreme contrast fashion mag typeface Duett (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Tania Santos

    Under the guidance of Dino dos Santos in the Master Degree program in Graphic Design and Editorial Projects, FBAUP, Porto, Portugal, Tania santos created an untitled fashion mag typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Taylor Cash

    Spartanburg, SC-based creator of Seagram (2012), a high-contrast fashion serif typeface that is based on the Seagram building in Manhattan, and was inspirewd by Didot and Archer Hairline.

    Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Taylor Hillestad

    Originally from Minneapolis, MN, Taylor Hillestad studied at the Kansas City Art Institute, where she created the display chic typeface Highcraze (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Terminal Design
    [James Montalbano]

    Terminal Design is the company of James Montalbano in Brooklyn, New York, est. 1990. He was the President of the Type Directors Club, 2002-2003. He teaches type design at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Feature on him by John Berry. James designed these fonts:

    • Alfon (2003, serif). Montalbano calls it a muscular text typeface. It has chamfered corners and cupped serifs.
    • Badinage. A connected retro script.
    • Cappella (2013) is a direct result of the work done on the Fordham Chapel custom font commission. A one weight, all caps design based on wood carved lettering from a Fordham University chapel honoring fallen alumni.
    • The legible sans serif family ClearviewOne, designed for highway signs, and used for US highway signs starting in 2002. The highway sign font family is called ClearviewHwy), and is further explored here. ClearviewHwy is used for highways in the USA starting in 2004 (see the discussion here). The OpenType version of ClearviewOne is called ClearviewText (2007). ClearviewADA (2007) is a family of Clearview fonts that conform to the letterform specifications for signage outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act legislation. Free download.
    • Corporate fonts for Condé Nast Publications, Warner Music, The American Medical Association, the U.S. National Park Service, Vanity Fair, Brides, Gourmet, Mademoiselle, Sassy, Details, Glamour, Jane, Self and Book.
    • Consul (Text, Caption, Deck, Display): a 48-style text family. Optically sized, it emerged from a Gustave Mayeur design done by Montalbano for Mens Vogue. Consul has a hint of didone, but the brackets are rounded and the stems gently flared. In Montalbano's palette, this is one of the beauties.
    • Enclave (2007): A sixteen font slab serif family.
    • In an earlier life as part of Fonthaus, ca. 1994-1995, I believe that Montalbano designed fonts like DidotDisplayAntiqueTdi, DidotDisplayRegularTdi, ProgressivePsychoOneTdi (through Six) and SenzaTDI (many weights).
    • Fervent (2013). A sans version of Badinage.
    • The well-balanced and interesting sans-serif family Giacomo (2002). Includes Cyrillics.
    • Insouciant (2011). An upright connected script family.
    • At ITC: The strange experimental typeface ITC Orbon (1995-1996), ITC Freddo (1996), a thirties style sign font, and ITC Nora (1997).
    • Kinney (2011). A type family for tables and information design. James's self-proclaimed attempt at creating a neutral serif.
    • Latin 512: An 80-style didone family with triangular or wedge serifs typical of the Latin style. There are Expanded, Regular, Condensed and Compressed sub-families.
    • Moraine (2009): a serif family with a wide generous feel. Stems are flexed and tapered and serifs are cupped.
    • Now Playing (2007): A digital revival of the naïve plastic lettering that was used on the marquee of the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
    • Rawlinson (2003, a serif family, which includes a Condensed sub-family). NPS Rawlinson Roadway is an old style serif typeface currently used for the United States National Park Service's road signs. It was created to replace Clarendon and uses James Montalbano's wife's last name. There is also Rawlinson 2.0 Condensed.
    • Shenandoah: display type based on the wood letters at Shenandoah National park.
    • Social (2012). A rounded sans family for on-line use.
    • Tangent (2007): A geometric sans in sixteen styles.
    • Trilon (2009, +Condensed, Condensed, Expanded): sans face. Montalbano calls it a 21st century gothic.
    • 718 (2010): a clean 24-style sans family influenced by as many typefaces as there are immigrants in Brooklyn. Named after the non-Manhattan area code.
    • VF Sans and VF Sans Condensed (2011), an avant-garde family with 32 styles. James explains its release: Back in the late 90s I designed a family of sans serif fonts for Vanity Fair magazine. I based them on various sans serif designs from the 1930s with nothing particular in mind. They have been compared to Intertype's Vogue, and I do see the connection, but it wasn't my intention of doing a Vogue revival. They have been kept out of circulation these last many years at Vanity Fair's request, but it appears that during the last few years Vanity Fair has lost interest in them. They no longer grace the front cover of the magazine, and they appear with less and less frequency inside the publication. I've also noticed several pirated uses of them as they have popped up on some book jacket designs. So with Vanity Fair's permission I felt it time to set them free.
    • The Yo series (2010) consists of 200 didone styles. It is subdivided into Yo Andy, Yo Frankie, Yo Lucy, Yo Sophie and Yo Zelda. This didone family has two axes (weight, extension) with 100 regular members finished in 2010 and 100 italics added in 2014. They reach in alphabetical order from condensed (Andy) to extended (Zelda).

    Klingspor link. FontShop link. Linotype link. Behance link.

    View James Montalbano's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Textaxis
    [Iñigo Jerez Quintana]

    Spanish/Catalan foundry run by Barcelona-based Iñigo Jerez Quintana since 1995. His beautiful typefaces include ASM (2013, Type O Tones: ASM stands for the Santa Monica Arts cultural center in Barcelona, where the monospaced typeface ASM has been in use as the custom typeface from 2008 onwards), Poster (2013, plus Display and Monster styles: a fat excessive didone family published by Type O Tones), Scozia (2011, didone), Amy, CX Type, School (fat octagonal face), Hidalgo, 112 Type, Point (2011, rounded typewriter family), Papers (2011, a fat fashion mag didone display family), Slim (2011), Batin (2005, neat garalde family), Palo (2000), Dinamo (1999), Oneline (1998), On Serif (2001), On Sans (2001; with On-Serif, a winner at Bukvaraz 2001), Blok (2004, poster face), Blak (heavy version of Blok), Track (2004, octagonal), Plus (2004, octagonal), Bonus (2004, ink trap face), Interfunktionen (2004, old typewriter), SuiteSerif (2003), Xquare (2003), Interpol (2002), Maeda (2002), Luomo (2002), Borneo (2002), Suite (2001), Self (1999, sans family), Valeria (1997, liquid serif), Inercia (1995, a rounded organic sans done at Garcia Fonts), Latina Sans (1998, a winner at Bukvaraz 2001), Latina Serif (1998), Textaxis (2000, sans).

    Suite won an award at the TDC2 2003 competition. His Quixote text family (2005) won an award at TDC2 2006 and at Tipo-Q.

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

    Thanarat Vachirukul

    Designer who published the dingbat faces Bulleta One and Two (2011) at the Thai foundry Katatrad. This pair of faces is meant to provide bullets for lists and tables.

    In 2014, Thanarat created the rounded humanist sans typeface Montio (Katatrad), the stencil typeface Vanage (Katatrad), the fashion mag didone sans typeface family Vage, and the monoline thin sans family Malina (Katatrad). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    The Creative Agency

    Studio in Wilkes-Barre, PA. One of their specialties is type design. These typefaces were announced in 2013 (and will soon be available for purchase): Boardwalk typeface (a condensed slab inspired by 1950's boardwalk signage), Full Service (a fashionable sans with oodles of contrast), Milan Sans (another fashionable sans, almost in the style of Peignot), Propaganda (based on WWII posters).

    Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Thierry Fétiveau

    French freelance graphic and type designer who started his own commercial typefoundry in 2014. Thierry studied in Nantes and studied Typography & Language at ESAD in Amiens, France, in 2013. His typefaces:

    • Andersen. His graduation project from Nantes.
    • Batutah (2013). A Latin / Arabic bicephalic typeface family for his graduation project at ESAD. "Batutah" refers to the Arab pilgrim Ibn Batutah who traveled from Spain to China in the thirteenth century. This Latin / Arabic typeface is intended primarily for magazines.
    • Futago (2013). A fashion mag hiragana and katakana didone. Thierry: Futago is a Japanese typeface of 141 glyphs intended to go with Latin typefaces from Didot family. Its name, which means twin, expresses clearly its objective: to be used in bilingual texts in order to create a graphic unity. This typeface has been selected by the website Typography Served in 2013.
    • Wilson (2013). A visit by Laura Mesaguer led Thierry to the development of a 3-style Tuscan stencil typeface called Wilson (2013).
    • Dark Times (2013). An extra-light revival of a gothic textura.
    • Lewis (2014). A Tuscan stencil typeface.

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

    Tim Degner

    Tim Degner (Fort Myers, FL) lists his interests as fashion illustration, CAD and type design, specializing in hand-drawn alphabets (not digital fonts) such as Hipster (2010). Decopolitan (art deco face) and Tartan Cabaret (fontified by Carla Zetina-Yglesias of carlazetina.com) are at Chank's.

    Behance link. He is a graphic designer now in Seattle. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Timo Titzmann

    Since 2006, Timo is a student of communication design at FH Wismar in Wismar, Germany. His typefaces: TJ Evolette A (2011, an uppercase grotesque (fashion mag?) caps family, done at 26+ with Jakob Runge), Say It Fat (2010; a free font; part of the "Schriftentwicklung Basiskurs" project by Lucas de Groot at the Fachhochschule Potsdam) and Quadro Blackface (2010; in the style of Quencha).

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

    Tomás Brousil
    [Suitcase Type Foundry]

    [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Tomi Haaparanta
    [Suomi Type Foundry]

    [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Trine Rask

    Danish designer Trine Rask lived in Den Haag from 2003-2004, as a graduate student at the KABK. In her final project there, she designed North (published in 2008 by LazyDogs), a book typeface suiting the textimage of the four Scandinavian languages, Danish, New Norwegian, Bokmal and Swedish.

    Trine Rask teaches type design at The Danish School of Media and The Danish Design School in Copenhagen.

    Author of Skriftdesign - øvelser på papiret (2009).

    In 2009, Trine went commercial at MyFonts.

    Her early fonts include Tommy Slim (2003, an all caps font to be used at 48 points and above), Case (a casual printed face), Pixel, Covergirl (2006, a stylish upright connected script for the fashion industry), Jewel (extra heavy with large contrast), and Brandts (sans serif).

    Her rounded typeface family Rum (2009) won an award at TDC2 2010). Rum is not named after the drink, but is just Danish for "room, space". In 2010, she published Rum Sans, a humanistic modular sans serif to accompany Rum.

    In 2012, Trine designed Bornholm Tejn, named after the Tejn village on the rocky Danish island of Bornholm. It is a rough stone-cut typeface. It was followed some time later in 2012 by Bornholm Sandvig and in 2013 by Bornholm Dondal (stone-cut emulation). She also published Rum Serif that year.

    In 2013, she finished Bornholm Allinge (chiseled stone face). Rum Sans, Rum Sans Soft and Rum Serif are part of the commercial typeface library at Incubator / Village.

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

    Tuscani Cardoso

    Graphic designer in Johannesburg, South Africa, who made the very thin display typeface Rebanada (2010) and the Peignotian fashion mag typeface Mayfith (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Tyler Brulé, Monocle, Plantin

    Tyler Brulé is the founder of Wallpaper, a mag for art, design, lifestyle, interiors and fashion. He also founded the snobbish mag Monocle, whose typography was discussed by Stephen Coles. It only features Helvetica and Plantin.

    Coles: I am convinced that Monocle, now 2 years old, has almost single-handedly given new life to Plantin. The early 20th century relic is suddenly appearing in other magazines and brands after years of relative obscurity. It's not just a copycat trend. With its solemn tone, paper-conserving width, and large x-height, Plantin has definite merit as an alternative to Times and other magazine text faces. Monotype recently released Pro versions of the fonts with small caps, fractions, and both text and lining figures built in. But David John Earls replied to that: Lovely design, unfathomably bad and pretentious content. What a waste of Plantin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Type factory
    [Pedro Lobo]

    Type Factory is Pedro Lobo, a Guimaraes, Portugal-based illustrator and designer. In 2011, he set up Uppertype to sell some of his fonts.

    Lobo created the experimental geometric typeface Monkey (2011), the geometric art deco family Jono (2011), the blackboard bold typeface YDXS (2011), and the logotype Sanjo (2011). Molesk (2011, a free slabby display face) is free.

    In 2011, he published the extensive fashion mag family Akila, which comes in two subfamilies, Akila Bouma, and Akila Didone, both adorned with refined outlines and high contrast. Images of Akila: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi.

    Typefaces from 2012 include Codhigo, Borba (a beautiful inline headline face), Wannabe, Desk (3d shadow face), Smart, Kleiner, Tabbaco and Fabrica.

    Personal page. Behance link for Pedro Lobo. Behance link for Type factory. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Type Innovations
    [Alex O. Kaczun]

    Alex Kaczun is the Northport, NY-based designer of Axion (2012, a futuristic, techno-looking type family; +RND, +SSF, +SER, +RX14, +STN (a stencil version)), BottleKaps (1992) at Linotype. Also at Linotype, he worked on the Fairfield family, designed in 1939 by Rudolf Ruzicka, completing the job in 1991. He also made an outlines for Bell Centennial based on Matthew Carter's bitmaps. He runs Type Innovations.

    In 2000, he designed the following fonts at Galapagos: Beatnik-SmallCaps, Beatnik (1997), Android (2010, beveled techno family), Big Boy (2010, a heavy wood type), CaltexNovaSans (Galapagos), Contax (1997, Galapagos: Alex says about this family: Contax is the new Univers for the 21st century; sample, another sample, and another one, and one more), Contax Sans (2011---this typeface is Peignotian in its light weights, and has subtle and not-so-subtle stem variations), Eclipse (1997, shadow beveled face), Extreme SDans (1997), Innovage (1997, a new Helvetica for the 21st century, in his own words), New Renaissance (1997, a true roman face), Shockwave (1997). These fonts are on the Bitstream Type Odyssey CD. He also made Golum (Galapagos, 1997), Kaczun Oldstyle Bold (2010), Doc Holliday (2010, a Western face), Hippyfreak (2010), Mister Twiggs and Misses Twiggs (2010), Geomatrix (2010, geometric stencil face), Swordtail (Galapagos, 1997, a hip hand-printed font), New Age (Galapagos, 2002), Extreme Sans (Galapagos, 2002), Oronteus Finaeus (2010, like lettering from a map dated 1531), Piccadilly Circus (2010, a Western face), Switched On and Off (Galapagos, 1997). Racetrack (2010) is an octagonal multiline display face. Mandelia (2010) is a wedge-serif display face.

    Typefaces from 2011: New Age Gothic (a kind of 21st century copperplate), Scion (wide techno logo family), Dexter (2011, an artsy grotesque), Metalica (2011, a pointy cult type family).

    Typefaces from 2012: Edgar No. 9 (heavy baroque slab serif in the style of 19th century wood type), Langston (outlined and octagonal), Ekeras V2 (inline face), Mecanica, Mariamne (a spurred typeface based on Contax), Axion SER (a triangle-serifed typeface), Beatnik Barbie, Nadia (a modern stencil interpretation of Granjon Oldstyle).

    Typefaces from 2013: Directors Cut Pro (this geometric antique font was a second prize winner at the Canberra Typeface Competition), Ambriel (a curly didone that mixes in Victorian frillies), Sansational (or Sensational sans: an ultra-condensed sans family), My Darling (a bastardized didone fashion mag face), Envisage (grotesk).

    Typefaces from 2014: Renovatio Deco (a spurred stencil), Crypton (sci-fi face).

    At MyFonts he writes: Much of Alex's career was spent at the premier type foundry, Linotype-Hell, where he was the principal type designer and worked on many font projects aimed at modernizing the Linotype Library. Alex managed the development of The Adobe PostScript Font Library and created multiple master fonts for Apple Computer's QuickDraw technology. In 1980, he joined a small group of entrepreneurs and pioneered the development of the world's first digital font library at Bitstream, then located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Afterwards, Alex took a position at Bozell-Worldwide, a large international advertising company, where he was type director and managed the front desk at the CPS Group. The company is well known for their successful "Got Milk" ad campaign. At Bozell, Alex honed his skills in graphic design, desktop publishing, prepress print production and the web.

    Showcase of Alex Kaczun's typefaces.

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

    Type Republic
    [Andreu Balius Planelles]

    Catalan foundry in which Andreu Balius is involved. Some fonts sold through MyFonts:

    • Pradell (2003). This is a Latin text family based on original Spanish 18th century type specimens cut by Catalan punchcutter Eudald Pradell (1721-1788). Balius won a Bukvaraz 2001 award for Pradell. Pradell also won an award at the TDC2 Type Directors Club's Type Design Competition 2002.
    • In 2008, Balius designed the curly dance-fest themed Carmen for the new edition of Prosper Merimée's drama. In 2012, Type Republic designed the fashion didone typeface Carmen Fine Display for Victoria's Secret.
    • Mecano (2007, geometric sans).
    • Taüll (2007, Basque meets blackletter).
    • Czeska (after woodcuts by Vojtech Preissig).
    • Super Veloz (2005, with Alex Trochut). This fantastic layered type system is based on Joan Trochut-Blanchard's modular typeface. SV Marfil (2004) and SV Fauno were created from Superveloz modules.
    • Barna (2011). A slightly humanist textbook sans, Barna Stencil (2011).
    • Trochut.
    • Matilde (connected pixel script).

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

    Typemefonts (was: 26plus zeichen)
    [Jakob Runge]

    26plus, or 26+ is a foundry located in Kiel, Germany. It is a platform to present and encourage student-created fonts. One of those involved is Jakob Runge from Würzburg, Germany, a graduate of Fachhochschule Würzburg-Schweinfurt. He made the free condensed octagonal typeface Fracmetrica (2009).

    Other faces from 2009 until 2010 (all at 26plus-zeichen) include Singula, Edelsans (a geometric sans), Sinews (a manly sans which he compares with Klavika and Corpid), JJ Realis (a Swiss sans), Ugl-y (2010), Cojonna (2010; curly--an exercise on ball terminals), Capitalis Nova (2010, dot matrix family), Graphit (2010), Devion (2010, semi-angular serif face), Textrusion (2010, Escher-style trompe l'oeuil), Frgmt (2010, experimental), Samblone (2011, an Asian-look stencil face), TJ Evolette A (2011, with Timo Titzmann---a fashionable geometric grotesque caps family).

    In 2014, Jakob Runge set up Typemefonts in München, Germany, to market his own typefaces, starting withe the slab serif typeface Muriza (2014; dedicated site), FF Franziska (2014), Mem (2014, experimental geometric face), and the geometric sans FF Cera (2014). Runge began work on FF Franziska in 2012 as part of a Masters thesis at Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel under the guidance of Albert-Jan Pool and André Heers. Hamburg-based information designers Christian Hruschka and Stefan Semrau used FF Franziska for the new Bündner Tagblatt. The modern, fresh layout won the European Newspaper Award 2013 in the category of Typography. Dedicated web site.

    Runge's corporate custom typefaces include Lenbach Grotesk (2014).

    Klingspor link. Dafont link. Behance link for Runge. Jakob Runge's home page. Behance link for Typemefonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Typogama
    [Michael Parson]

    Typogama is the personal foundry of Swiss designer Michael Parson (b. Geneva, Switzerland, 1979), who published these fonts in 2003 as part of Linotype's Taketype 5 collection: Anlinear LT Std Bold, Anlinear LT Std Light, Anlinear LT Std Regular, Arabdream LT Std (Arabic simulation face), ClassicusTitulus LT Std, Hexatype LT Std Bold, Morocco LT Std, Jan LT Std, Ned LT Std, Pargrid LT Std Cross, Pargrid LT Std Regular, Pargrid LT Std Trash, Piercing LT Std Bold, Piercing LT Std Code, Piercing LT Std Regular, Raclette LT Std.

    Most of Parson's fonts cover both Latin and Cyrillic.

    In 2004, he made Clans (T-26, blackletter) and Boulas (T-26).

    In 2006, he released these at T-26: Boutan (Indic simulation face), Heraldry (dingbats), Palm Icons (dingbats for golf), Wingbat (aircraft dingbats).

    In 2007, still at T-26: Heraldry, Thunderbolt 73 through 76 (from techno stencil to techno sans).

    In 2008, at T26: Ealing (geometric sans family, with a hairline), Bauhau (6 weights), Jane (a rounded sans in 12 weights), Quean, Halja (blackletter), Faddish (a high-contrast vogue family), Big Boy (11 styles, a slab family from grunge to regular, accompanied by BigSigns, a hand sign font).

    Fonts from 2010: Tinsel (condensed), Rusty (Latin / Cyrillic constructivist typeface inspired by snowboarding), Vindaloo (+Outline, T26), Kimbo (octagonal slabby family), Cyrus (for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic), Calvin (a monoline sans family, +Hairline), Checkpoint (rounded display sans),Fuera (2011, bilined face, T26).

    In 2013, he published Calvin (a sans family, T26: the weights range from hairline to heavy black), Selecta (an organic rounded sans, T26), Thunderbolt (an octagonal army style typeface family with a military stencil, T-26), Xcetera, Ignorance (a calligraphic typeface), Psalta (an octagonal blackletter typeface), Nadsat (a geometric display sans with some interlocking letters), Cobono (organic sans), Prox (sans face), Zurika (a wonderful crazy script face), Faddish (T26: a fashion mag typeface), Heraldry (T26), Cedi (YWFT: a hand-printed typeface family with huge multi-character ligature set to simulate real handwriting), Tcho (T26: a soft rounded sans family that covers Latin, Thai, Arabic, Greek and other scripts), Dejecta (a striking scratched titling face, T26), Nedo (a bold prismatic display typeface inspired by the work of Nedo Mion Ferrario in Venezuela), Quam (an elliptical sans family), Pictypo (a useful icon typeface).

    In 2014, he updated the interlocking poster display typeface Tinsel (T26---original from 2010) and published the fantastic cartoon / comic book typeface family Bangbang. Siggy (2014) is a funky typeface. Lale (2014) uses the opentype features to set up a font system for flowers. Jane (2014) is a rounded sans typeface family. Vulgat is a vibrant display typeface based on uncial letterforms.

    Behance link. Klingspor link. Hellofont link.

    View Michael Parson's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Typographica: Best of 2007

    Typographica's Oscars for 2007, the unofficial but highly respected list of best types of the past year. Double and triple winners are Tomáš Brousil, Kris Sowersby and Christian Schwartz.

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    Typonine
    [Nikola Djurek]

    Typonine was founded in 2005 in Croatia and The Netherlands by Nikola Djurek, a Croatian type designer, who obtained an MA from the KABK in The Hague (2004-2005), and lives in Zabok, Croatia. He teaches type design at the University of Split and at the University of Zagreb, Croatia.

    MyFonts page. Alternate URL. FontShop link. Behance link.

    Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam and at ATypI 2014 in Barcelona. In Amsterdam, he presented a system that weds Latin and Cyrillic scripts. The chronology of his typefaces:

    • 2002. He created the gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous stencil family Jan (T-26), the 4-weight screen font family Makro (T-26), the computer simulation font Bronika, and Escom (T-26).
    • 2003. At Stereo Typehaus, he published the Tribeca, Magasine, Soho and Novella families. At Garagefonts, he published the sans serif family Tera. New fonts being planned then included the serif family Albeka, the octagonal family Hetra, and the sans families Patagonia.
    • 2006. Porta (a 130-weight serif family, now available as DTL Porta: it is advertised as type for the tabloids), Typonine Stencil (or T9 Stencil, aka SeeMore), and Tribeca. At OurType, he published the serif type Amalia (2005-2006).
    • 2007-2008. Tempera Sans, Tempera Biblio, Tempera Rose, Typonine Sans (+Mono, +Hairline, +Condensed), Typonine Stencil, Tesla Dynamo (fat rounded), Sablona, Greta Display (Typotheque), Fedra Display (Typotheque), Brioni Text (Typotheque, a promising slab serif family, with a large number of glyphs), Marlene (book face). Marlene is accompanied by Marlene High, Marlene Stencil and Marlene Display.
    • 2009. Nota. A curvy and very readable sans.
    • 2010. The Plan Grotesque family (Typotheque; +Stencil, Condensed, Condensed Stencil, Italic).
    • 2011. Delvard (sans family).
    • 2012. Thema (2012) is a high-contrast display typeface with pointy serifs. With Marija Juza (Babushke Studio, Zagreb) Djurek codesigned Balkan, a Latin / Cyrillic sans / stencil type system that won an award at TDC 2012.
    • 2013: Nocturno (+Display). A play on contrasts. Lumin (for editorial work, including Sans, Sans Condensed and Display subfamilies: see Typotheque).
    • 2014: Valter (Typotheque). A variable contrast Peignotian sans inspired by pointed-pen writing.

    View Typonine's typefaces.

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

    Tzaddi Esguerra

    Freelance illustrator and typographer in Iligan City in The Philippines. She created a wonderful typographic poster based an iconic 1950s Vogue cover. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ultrabrain
    [Qamari Ally]

    Specialist of fashion mag typefaces. Qamari Ally (Ultrabrain, Paris, France) made the delicately thin display types Luxurious (2011) and Qult (2011), and the high-contrast serif script typeface Transition (2011). He also did the grotesk display typeface Pli (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Uppertype
    [Pedro Lobo]

    Portuguese foundry in Guimaraes and Porto, est. 2011 by Pedro Lobo, that sells Yorker (2012, a layered athletic lettering font), Borba (2012, a beautiful inline typeface), Sahara (2012, an antique shadow caps face), Akila (2012, a fashion mag didone), Public (2012, art deco marquee face), Scape (2012), Smart (2012, inline caps face), Desk (2012, shadow caps face), Kleiner (2012), Fabrica, Wannabe (octagonal), Kodhigo (slab serif), Molesk (2011, a free slab display face), Tabbaco (connected retro script) and Jono (2011, art deco).

    Typefaces from 2013: Player (a layered beveled typeface system), Porto (tweetware), Woodstik (a tall gothic wood type layered sans family that plays with texture and letterpress), Darko (alchemic, designed under the motto Uppertype goes hipster), Player (a layered type system), Bonie (organic sans).

    Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    US fonts in 40s and 50s

    Fonts popular in the US in the 40s and 50s as listed by typophiles: Alternate Gothic / Alpin Gothic, Futura, Garamond, Baskerville, Century, Caslon, News Gothic / Trade Gothic, Stymie / Memphis / Beton, Poster Bodoni, Onyx, Metrolite, Metromedium, Metroblack, Rockwell, Kaufmann, Balloon, Bank Script, Mademoiselle (Thompson), Alexey Brodovitch (Vogue). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Valentine Proust

    Artistic director in Paris whose type designs are published through Fontyou. Her typefaces:

    • The connected handwriting font Yumana (2012).
    • Younion FY (2013, with Alisa Nowak, Gregori Vincens, Elvire Volk, Gia Tran). Younion One FY is free at Dafont.
    • Achille FY (2012). A slab serif typeface done with Gia Tran, Alisa Nowak, Gregori Vincens, and Bertrand Reguron. She also created Achille II FY (2014, a slab serif by Alisa Nowak, Valentine Proust, and Gregori Vincens).
    • The EPS format display typeface Alice FY (2013) was codesigned by Alisa Nowak, Micaela Neustadt, Gia Tran, Bertrand Reguron and Valentine Proust at Fontyou. It was inspired by Adrien Genevard's lettering. Sub-themes are Alice in Wonderland and playing cards.
    • The EPS format frilly script typeface Lullaby FY (2013) was codesigned by Alisa Nowak, Micaela Neustadt, Gia Tran, Bertrand Reguron and Valentine Proust at Fontyou. It too was inspired by Adrien Genevard's lettering.
    • Exquise FY (2013) is a fashion mag didone codesigned by Bertrand Reguron, Alisa Nowak, Valentine Proust, Elvire Volk and Gia Tran at Fontyou.
    • In 2013, Denis Moulin, Bertrand Reguron, Valentine Proust, Laurène Girbal and Julia Joffre codesigned the hipster typeface Theory FY, an alchemic typeface.
    • The punchy poster typeface Kraaken FY (2014) was designed by the FontYou team of Bertrand Reguron, Alice Resseguier, Valentine Proust, Julien Priez, Gia Tran, Jérémie Hornus, and Alisa Nowak.
    • In 2014, Proust designed Meeko FY, a Latin display typeface genetically linked to the didones.

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

    Valery Zaveryaev
    [Gaslight (or: Valery Zaveryaev)]

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    Vian Peanu

    Bucharest-based partner in Dos Cabrones, with Andrei Ograda. His fonts can be bought under the name at Creative Market.

    Vian Peanu designed Cirquit, It's Friday, Dioda, Sting, Desgraciado, Daedal, Bastard, Minette, Magnus (rounded piano key face), Lacuna (hairline stencil), Fat Lady (2010), Cylon, Dgtl, Kalypso, Sting, Passio, Maha, Qanat, It's Friday, Violently Violent (2011, art deco/piano key family), Asymptote (2011, thin display face).

    In 2012, Vian Peanu and Andrei Ograda codesigned Venin (a beautiful high-contrast thorned fashion mag family with art deco aspirations). Vian designed the layered typeface Uxie.

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

    Victor Bature

    Graphic designer in London. Behance link. Ramen (2010) is a great high-contrast typographic poster for an imaginary fashion mag. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Victoria Byrum

    Graphic designer in Raleigh, NC. Creator of these typefaces in 2012: Ezra (she says: Ezra is a Modern typeface designed to break the stereotype of Moderns only being used in the fashion industry. I was heavily inspired by Bodoni's regularity with measurable and repeatable forms and sought to create a typeface that utilized the interchangeable parts concept and pushed Modern typefaces past design stigmas), Beehive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Vitor Braz

    Lisbon, Portugal-based designer of the experimental geometric typeface Agaro (2011), the neon tube typeface Bulb (2011), Punku (2011), and the high-contrast fashion mag caps typeface Esquise (2011).

    In 2013, he designed the alchemic typeface Lunaria.

    Cargo collective link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Vogue

    Vogue is a Stephenson Blake sans caps typeface made in 1929. There is a slightly differenbt typeface called Intertype Vogue, created in 1930, about which Mac McGrew writes: Vogue is an American sans-serif type, cut by Intertype in light and bold weights early in 1930. It had been created for Conde Nast of Vogue magazine. but was released also to the general printing trade. It is generally quite similar to Futura (q.v.), but caps are the full height of ascenders, and descenders are a bit longer; most noticeable in the original version are the very long crossbar of G and the vertical tail of Q. The bold weight is about equivalent to Futura Medium. Extra bold, oblique, and condensed versions were added over the next several years, and it became especially popular for newspaper work. Vogue Extra Condensed was designed by Edwin Shaar in 1971 for the New York Times classified display, and cut in 48-point only. Several sets of alternate characters in some versions enabled users of this series to simulate the general appearance of Futura, Kabel, or Tempo, while r the light and bold weights also offered unusual squared versions of kmnru, derived from early tentative designs for Futura. Through an unusual twist of names, Vogue Medium Condensed is bolder than Vogue Bold Condensed. Vogue Bold Extra Condensed (not to be confused with Vogue Extra Bold Condensed), is made only in a few large sizes and departs somewhat in design. Lining Vogue and Lining Vogue Bold are made in several sizes of caps and figures to cast on a 6- or 12-point body in the manner of Copperplate Gothic; also one small size of 18-point. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Vogue December 2008

    Fashion alphabet created for Vogue UK, December 2008. Unknown creator. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Vogue Fonts and more

    "Miss at le Playa" takes through a tour of fonts used by fashion mags and fashion houses. On its cover, Vogue uses Didot Display, while Vogue Paris uses the free Exotica and Dogwood, as well as Romantiques. Chanel's logo uses Blue Highway Expanded Bold. For Jimmy Choo, it is University Roman LET, while Dior prefers Nicolas Cochin T Regular. Dolce and Gabbana play it safe with Futura SH-Dem Bold and Light. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Volker Busse
    [F25 Digital Typeface Design]

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    Walter Käch

    Teacher of Adrian Frutiger, b. 1901, Ottenbach, Switzerland. Pic. Here, you can find wonderful advice for making well-adjusted alphabets. In this wikipedia, we read: At the age of 16, Frutiger was apprenticed as compositor to a printer in the nearby town of Interlaken for four years and attended classes at the Zürich School of Arts and Crafts. (Rauri) Under the tutelage of Walter Käch from 1949 to 1951, students learned type design by rubbing forms from Roman inscriptions. The students then applied the knowledge learned from these ancient letterforms to their own type creations. The students came to realize that the way the inscriptions were made was an outline applied with a pen, and then chiseled into the rock. When students were first learning to design typefaces, they used pens to create flowing letterforms. Then students moved on to work with pencil. No instruments, such as rulers were used- everything was done by eye, and corrections had to be made by scraping the markings off with a knife. Frutiger respected Käch, and felt he was a fine teacher who allowed many different views to be prevalent. However, the young student disagreed with his teacher on how technical and defined forms should be. Käch was a calligrapher, and thought because punch cutters used a grid their forms were too harsh and technical. His typefaces are all dated 1949 and were published by ZHdK Zurich:

    Author of the lettering manual Schriften/Lettering/Ecritures (1949), which, according to >Peter Bain, establishes a conversation between typeface designers, typefounders, and those who were drawing letters in a typographic age. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Yassin Baggar

    Yassin Baggar (b. 1985, Switzerland) studied graphic design at School of Applied Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds and MA in type design from the TypeMedia, KABK, in The Hague. Since 2007, he worked freelance on identities, books and other printed matters for various studios in Switzerland and Berlin. Before joining TypeMedia KABK (where he obtained a Masters in 2011), he worked for different studios in Berlin.

    A collaboration with Anton Koovit on custom typefaces for GQ France led in 2012 to the founding of Fatype, a digital type foundry for retail and custom typefaces.

    Codesigner with Anton Koovit of the slab serif family Arvo (2010). His graduation work at KABK included the development of Bois (2011): Bois is a Roman Antiqua flirting with Gothic influences. The design, based on calligraphy and craftsmanship, was inspired by the works of Villu Toots, Rudolf Koch, Oldrich Menhart, and William Morris. The name Bois, French for wood, stands for the natural and solid aspect of the typeface.

    In 2012, he created the custom typeface family Derzeit for Derzeit, the Berlin Fashion Week Daily. It was designed in collaboration with art director Manuel Schibli.

    Yassin designed the high-contrast Peignotian sans family Beausite in 2014 at Fatype. It comes with subfamilies called Grotesk, Grad and Slick, and has fashion mag appeal.

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    Yony Fernando

    Illustrator in Buenos aires who created the skinny display typeface Dammar (2014), the modular display typeface Eva (2014), and the exaggerated curly fat typeface didone Dan (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Yony Fernando Huaman

    Graduate from FADU, University of Buenos Aires, who created the typeface Dammar (2010), a condensed fashion mag cover page face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Youssef Habchi

    Strasbourg, France-based creator of Ormont Light (2013), a free geometric sans titling typeface.

    Marbre Sans (2014) is a free Peignotian fashion mag typeface. Still in 2014, Youssef designed the free sans family Kirvy.

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    Yuky Hwang

    During her studies in New York City, Yuky Hwang designed the fashion ad typeface Vanguard (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    ZeCraft
    [Jean-François Porchez]

    ZeCraft (Clamart, France) was founded by Jean-François Porchez as a vehicle for bespoke typefaces. An outgrowth of Typofonderie Porchez, it has created fonts for Arjowiggins, the Baltimore Sun, Beyoncé Knowles, Le Monde, Louis Vuitton, Public Transport in Paris (RATP) and Yves Saint Laurent Beauté. Some samples:

    • Retiro was specially designed for the Madriz magazine in Madrid. Based on the stereotypical Didot masthead of women's magazines like Tatler, L'Officiel and Vogue, and named after a park in Madrid, Retiro is a daring interpretation of Spanish typography. Retiro is a Castilian and Andalusian vernacular didone. It will be available to the public in 2015.
    • Parisine is a large family used for maps and external communication in the Parisian train network, the RATP. It comprises the dot matrix family Parisine Girouette, the 4-style sans family Parisine Office, and the 12-style sans family Parisine Plus. This is Porchez's main sans workhorse family.
    • Déreon was custom made for Beyoncé.
    • Henderson BCG was created for the Boston Consulting Group.
    • Vuitton Persona and Vuitton Malletier are layered typefaces done for Vuitton. This was completed by adding Vuitton Cabinet d'Ecriture.
    • AW Conqueror was done for Arjowiggins.
    • Singulier is a beautiful geometric sans family created for Yves Saint Laurent.
    • The Costa typeface family began life as a corporate typeface for Costa Crociere, an Italian cruise company which still uses it. Costa is based on ligatured logotype Costa designed by Landor Associates. In 2000, Costa won a TDC award for bespoke typefaces.
    • Bienvenue is an exclusive corporate typeface designed for France Telecom in conjunction with Landor Associates, which was in charge of a new corporate identity.
    • Endless Story is an exclusive corporate typeface designed in 2007 by Jean-François Porchez for the Russian Vozrast group. It was inspired by Eric Gill's Perpetua, and developed in conjunction with Aaron Levin and Stories Design. It covers Latin and Cyrillic.
    • Alpha Poste is custom sans typeface designed by Jean-François Porchez in January 2005 for the identity and logotype of La Banque Postale launched in January 2006 in France as a subdivision of Groupe La Poste.
    • Macif is an all caps exclusive bespoke typeface designed by Jean-François Porchez in April 2006 for the new identity and logotype of the insurance company Macif launched in 2006 by BETC Design group.
    • Lion is a corporate typeface designed in 1999 by Jean-François Porchez for Automobiles Peugeot. The bespoke typeface, developed in conjunction with EuroRSCG Design, Paris, is used by Peugeot for all the brand names used on their cars.
    • It is possible to work for two enemies. After Peugeot in 1999, JFP did a custom typeface for its arch-enemy Renault, called Renault Identité in 2004. This was done in cooperation wirth Eric de Berranger.
    • Tron Uprising is a bespoke inline all caps typeface designed in 2012 for the American animated science fiction television series for excluse use by Walt Disney Company.
    • Script Fleury Michon (2013) is a bespoke typeface done for the ready-meals products created by Fleury Michon (France & Canada).
    • Hinduja (2013) is a wide all caps custom font for the Indian conglomerate Hinduja.
    • Nespresso (2014) for the Nespresso brand. An elegant art deco geometric monowidth sans family, wasted on poor coffee---especially the Nespresso capsules are quite bad, but marketing and good brand design does miracles.

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    Zhu

    Digital calligraphy site, akak 6763.net. In Chinese, for Chinese. Some subpages have free samples of handwritten / calligraphic fonts (see, e.g., JinZeshan). One subpage has FZKTFW--GB1-0. Makers of Fashion Font (Chinese calligraphy). [Google] [More]  ⦿