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Welsh type scene

[Headline set in Royalty Obese (2007, Bruno Maag)]


Aaron Healey

During his studies at the University of South Wales, Aaron Healey (Cardiff, Wales) created the decorative caps typeface Mechanical (2014) and Originality (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adrian Moses

Graphic designer in Cardiff, Wales, who create a brush typeface in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aggelos Bakas

Greek graphic and type designer, b. 1954. He studied typography at London College of Printing. Since 1997 he designs and publishes the magazine Akro. He was a professor at Graphic Design Department of University of Wales College Newport and Creative Director of Basis, an advertising company based in Thessaloniki. He collaborates with Cannibal since 1999, where he designed Darkroom CF (brush face) and Smooth CF Condensed. . Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aimee Harpur

During her studies in Cardiff Wales, Aimee Harpur designed the tree-themed typeface Burton (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Heatley

During his studies at the University of Glamorgan, this Cardiff-based designer created the plump typeface Cotton Candy (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alice Franks-Herbert

During her graphic design studies in Cardiff, Wales, Alice Franks-Herbert created an upright script typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Allison James
[Chequered Ink]

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Alys Georgina Murphy

Freelance graphic designer in Cardiff. Creator of the dark octagonal typeface Heir to the Throne of Hieroglyphs (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amy Jones

Aka Taiga. Illustartor and graphic designer in Cardiff, Whales, who created the decorative all caps typeface Neptunes Garden (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Graham

Cardiff, Wales-based web developer. Designer of Sooker (2004-2006, a clean sans face), Exuberance (2004, sans family), Exuberance Primary (2005, available, just as Exuberance, at T-26), Graham Sans, Linkage, Experience (with blackletter influences) and Nascence.

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

Andrew Jones

As a student at University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea, Wales-based Andrew Jones created the decorative textured caps typeface H20 (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrew McCluskey

Independent game developer Andrew McCluskey (NAL Games, Dundee, Scotland, b. 1991) published hundreds of free typefaces before 2015 under the NAL label. In 2015, Andrew McCluskey, after becoming Allison James, joined forces with Daniel Johnston and set up Chequered Ink in bath, UK. They live in Newport, Wales. Andrew's pre-merger fonts are listed here.

Andrew McCluyskey designed the free LED-inspired Kinglify (2011), Digital Display (2012), and Princelify (2011). Manly Man (2011), Metal Arhyrthmetic (2011) and Ace Futurism (2011) are semi-octagonal. Consider Me Vexed (2011) and Pixel Flag (2011) are pixel typefaces.

In 2012, he made She Curls in the Mist, Xero's Karma, Pastcorps (army stencil), Gnome Splinters, Fought Knight, Vermin Vibes (futuristic), Vermin Vibes 1989 (pixel face), Vermin Vibes 2, Vermin Vibes 3 (2014), Vermin Vibes Diet, Vermin Vibes Redux, Dubbing Star (futuristic), Sorrier Statements, Particulator (an octagonal paper fold typeface), Coder's Crux (a pixel typeface created for programmers, FontStruct), Triggering Fanfares (octagonal), Alt West, Notalot25 (pixel face), Notalot35 (pixel face), Lord Juusai (inspired by the logo for Lord Tensai from WWE), Zephyr Jubilee (an alien language simulation typeface), Bevel Fifteen, Xero's Theorem (sci-fi), Sawchain (2012, FontStruct), Dubbing Step and Here Be Dubstep (FontStruct), Italic Bricks, Gang Wolfik (angular, +Blade), Ruaturecu, Quous Inno, Electramaniacal, Xodohtro-Nu (a black octagonal typeface), Distortion of the Brain, Berate the elementary (techno face), Not sure if weird or just regular, Opulent Fiend, Rawhide Raw 2012 (techno, inspired by the WWE Raw logo of 2012), Particulator II (octagonal), The Missing Link (trekkie), Thunderstrukk, Understrukk, Ganf Wolfik Blade (a pointy Blade style font).

Typefaces made in 2013: Call of Ops Duty, Spinebiting, Laceration, Casual Hardcore, Zany Races, Vermin Vibes 2 Nightclub, Exoskeleton, Perspire, Piston Pressure (sans), Particulator III, Liberty City Ransom (grunge), Zdyk Leo, Variety Killer (grunge), Savantism, Vermin Vision, Zdyk Sagittarius (a circle-based experimental font), Milestone One (a gaspipe sans), Comfortably Fucked, Noasarck (+Sporadico, +Quattro), Future Time Splitters, Heart Breaking Bad, Jan Hand, Erhank, Exoskeleton, The Rave Is In Your Pants, Minecraft Evenings (inspired by the Minecraft logo), FoughtKnight Victory (a video game font), Piescese, Comic Spans, Cauterise, Dead Font Walking (rough-edged poster font), Cutthroat Clawmarks, Eride (grunge), Effervescent Superbeings, Front Page News, Kill The Noise (brush script), Distort You A Lesson (grungy), Vermin Vibes 2 Black, Vermin Vibes 2 White, Vermin Vibes 2 Soft, Dubstep Cadence, Relapse Into Madness, Kings of Kings Lynn (dadaist), Smorgasbord, Scream When You'Re Ready, I Phone You Phone, Respire, Perspire, Vermin Vibes Slant, Sharp, Cursivertex, Rick Lobster (stencil face), Cursivertex, Vermin Vibes Dystopia (cyberpunk), Wabbit Sans, Calligraphy Aquiver, Agra Axera (knife-edged sci-fi face), The Keepsake Days, See You At The Movies, Xero's Proof, Vermin Vibes Out Of Ink (textured), Melancholic Roadeo, Wickermanor (a stiletto typeface), Lord Juusai Rises, Vermin Vibes Ex, Vermin Vibes Roundhouse, Just in the Firestorm, Stuntcroft (modular), Ghetto Magnetic (grunge), QA Reports (fat finger typeface), Y-Andermo (stiletto style), Dragon Slapper.

Typefaces from 2014: Man Flu (FontStruct), Zany Races, Big Quicksand, Modern Caveman, Alpha Sapphire (a Pokemon typeface), Omega Ruby (a Pokemon typeface), Schweiz, Beta (FontStruct), Jawbreaker (FontStruct), Tomorrow Wind, Embezzler, Royal, Final Gambit (grungy athletic lettering), NAL Hand, Fingbanger, Dont Waste That Napkin (squarish font), Bold Testament, Cisgender, NonchalantLove, Grelsey Kammar (sic), Valiant (stencil), Anger Management, Italipixel, Ultramarine, Nero (sci-fi font), Bamboozler, Seriffic, High Jinks, Iregula (sic), LNR Phonetic Alphabet, Primary School, Playtime (3d face), Electromagnetic Lungs, Node to Nowhere, Alienated (trekkie font), Questrian, Scars, Da Se Nei (art deco), Dance Floor (dot matrix face), Edge Cutting, Lord Juusai reigns, Superpower Synonym (fat brush), Fought Knight Die (techno), The Thrill of the Kill, Lay of the Land, Deavantgar (art deco), Confidel, Fight Night, Comeback of the Damned, Vermin Vibes Corrupto, Chandstate, Scars, Bustin Jieber (pixel typeface), A Dash of Salt, Come Rain or Fall, Xsotik, Sanseriffic (avant-garde sans), Cassius Garrod, Effortless Tattoo, Coder's Crux 2, Radaro, Overdrive Sunset (brush face), Dead CRT, Fatality's Edge, Tolerant, Coder's Crux 2 (dot matrix), Consider Me Vexed (pixel face), Diamante, Pixel Flag, Aardvark CWM Type, Enter The Grid, Vermin Vibes 2 EDM XTC, Byron, See You at the Movies 2, And Then It Ends, God Hates Westboro, Writing Without Ink, Zdyk Aquarius, Curvert, Superdie, Rocky Road, Animal Silence (constructivist), Gnaw Hard, 19th Century Renegade, Trip Trap, Freudian Slit, Digital Dismay (LED face), Zdyk Pisces (circle-based typeface), Zdyk Scorpio, Guilty Treasure (techno), Wolfganger (inspired by Wolfgang Gartner), Xero's Retreat, Sitdown (octagonal), Stencylette, No More Justice (blackletter), Masterblast (sci-fi), Kesha (sci-fi), Primal Dream, Grandma's Television, Keyboard Warrior, Foughtknight, Blissful Thinking, Positive Reinforcement, The End of Days.

Typefaces from 2015: This Sucks (pixel font), Front Page Neue, Vermin Vibes Mert, Rock Elegance, Stripes.

Typefaces from 2016: Enter The Grid, Fill In The Gaps, FoughtKnight, Grunge Tank, Alt West.

Dafont link. Most of his typefaces were made using FontStruct, where he is known as NAL or Notalot. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Williams

Cardiff, Wales-based designer of the modular typefaces Hackers Sanctuary (2014) and Transpose (2014). Both fonts were made during his studies at the University of South Wales. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Annette O'Sullivan

Annette O'Sullivan trained as a graphic designer and worked in design studios in New Zealand prior to further study in typography at the London College of Printing. She has an MA degree in typography and graphic design. While in Britain, she worked in publishing and museum design, notably for The Museum of the Royal Welch Fusiliers, Caenarfon Castle, North Wales, the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, Hong Kong and the Royal Armouries Artillery Hall, Fort Nelson. She currently lectures in typography at Massey University, Wellington, and continues to explore contemporary typographic application within a historic context. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Benjamin Crooke

During his studies in Cardiff, Wales, Benjamin Crooke created the avant garde typeface Bar Sanctuary (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bernard Philpot

Welsh creator of the irregular chiseled typeface ITC Bolthole (2008. ITC>). He writes: My father brought me to a small graveyard in the Welsh hills to show me two headstones carved by the great Eric Gill. I instantly fell in love with the beauty of the carving and the perfection of the letterforms. I still go back to marvel at these works of art. Philpot studied graphic design and typography at the London School of Printing, and soon after graduation started work in a large advertising agency in London.

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


Welsh youngster (b. 1993) who created Dwarvish (2008, runes). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bethan Miles

During her studies in Cardiff, Wales, Bethan Miles created a leafy typeface (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bethan Miller

During her studies in Wales, Bethan Miller created the display typeface Neptune's Garden (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Borderline Artistic (or: Valley Type)
[Richard Chambers]

Borderline Artistic is type foundry set up by Welshman Richard Chambers, a freelance graphic designer based in North London, UK. In 2021, he designed the 9-weight sci-fi typeface family Exmachino. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bridie Fry

As a student at the University of South Wales, Bridie Fry (Frome, UK) created a colorful all caps typeface called Dream (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brody Neuenschwander

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

Codesigner with Maciej Polczynski of Ozzy (2019, Laic). Described as calligraphic funk, this typeface cannot be properly classified.

John Berry's report of a presentation. His presentation at Sonoma State University. John Berry's report of a presentation. Speaker at ATypI 2016 in Warsaw. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Cai Morris

Cai Morris (Obese Aesthetics, Swansea, Wales) created the display typeface family Boxfresh in 2014. Creative Market link. Graphic River link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carl Steptoe

During his studies at University of South Wales in Cardiff, Wales, Carl Steptoe designed the sci-fi typeface Toy Tech Tokyo (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carl Sutton

Graphic designer and illustrator from Brighton, UK, who created some minimalist geometric monoline typefaces such as Womb (2009). Carl now lives in Cardiff. Tycho (2009) is very organic.

In 2012, he made the modular typeface Trap.

Aka Deprived Anxiety. Alternate URL. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cerys Wilcox

During her studies at the University of South Wales, Atrium, Cerys Wilcox (Cardiff) designed the experimental typeface Space (2017), the handcrafted Eilwen (2017) and the scary spiky The Freaks of Fairytales (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chequered Ink
[Allison James]

Chequered Ink (est. 2015) is a two-man design studio consisting of Daniel Johnston (b. 1993) and Allison James (b. 1991; Allison is a reincarnation of Andrew McCluskey). Their business is based in Bath, England but they currently reside in Newport, Wales. Before 2015, Andrew McCluskey operated as NAL Games. That font collection was merged with Chequered Ink. As of early 2019, they designed 912 fonts, virtually all downloadable at Fontspace. For detailed attributions, we have:

Typefaces from 2015, mostly made with FontStruct: Heartbeat Synchronicity, Sawchain, Man Flu, Ace Adventure, Disco Nectar, Hex Girlfriend, Future Now, Lycra, Rygarde (pixel font), Empire Straight (avant garde caps), Kitty Katastrophe, Gang Wolfik Craze, O.K.Retro, Xxrdcore, the blocky sans serif Horticulture, the modular angular Heartbreaker, Ninja Thing, Fort Brewith, Urgently, Baxter's Slab (heavy octagonal style), Lady Radical (pixel font), Provisionary, Quickfyr, Vermin Vore, Even Stevens.

Typefaces from 2016: Sportscream, Assvssin, Brandsom (ransom note font), BromineCocktail, DestinationMercury, Eviscera, Halloween*Heresy, IReallyReallyReallyReallyReallyReallyLikeFonts, Viadukt, Yetimology, Indocorno, Overdose Sunrise (dry brush), Happy Talk, Camaraderie, Death Hector (sci-fi), Scones And Crossbows, Casual Softcore, Notepads & Roleplay, Order in Chaos, Stencil of Destiny, ViceVersus, Magenta Flow, Prick Habit, Go Faster, BlackboardRovers, Caperput, Chavelite, Lovecraftimus, RawhideRaw2016, SmackLaidethDown2016, SmackLaidethDown2016Oblique, Pelode, The Nineties Called They Want Their Font Back, You Can't Kill Old School, Thoroughbred, Card Shark, Sheeping Dogs, Zen Monolith, The Joy Facade, Cerulean Nights, Pounds of Violence, Altered Quest (octagonal), Thrash Decision (dripping paint font), Afroed Dizzy Yak (handcrafted style), Circulus (octagonal style), 53 Dollars and 92 Cents, Endless Boss Battle (pixel font), Guest Circus Paradiso, Niagaraphobia (sans), Noseblood (squarish italic), Shake Your Plums, The Light Brigade (trekkie font), Beautiful Heartbeat (handcrafted), Poisoned Paradigm (dripping paint font), Development Hell (modular), Energetic Star (stencil), Men Down (display or poster type), Apple Korea (Hangul emulation typeface), Zdyk Capricorn, CQ Mono (a rounded monoline monospaced sans programming font), Pyrsing, Executionist, Mono a Mano (pixel typeface), Toxico, Swiggity (hexagonal), Mono a Mano (pixel font), Dissolved Exchange, Thundercover, Hors d'oeuvres The Garter, Distortion Dos Digital, Acetate, Arcapulse, ChelseaSmile, Headshots, Here&NotFound, IregulaTo, Japers, MidnightsontheShore, RallyBlade, Sothin (a great ultra-condensed squarish typeface), VerminVibes4Helium, 6Cells, DistortionDosAnalogue, SpotMonkey, Summoners, UnderwearProtest (Piano key style), VerminVibes4, Shapeshifters, Puerto Magnifico (Mexican party style font), Zdyk Gemini (intergalactic font), Bones To Your Generic Script Font, Breathe Fire (medieval style), Escalatio (hipster style), Pocket Monka (beatnik style), Jack Frost, Hiruleon, Cfour, CrystalCathedral, DigitalDust (LED font), DotLirium, Griefmachine, KillerCollege, OfMaidsandMen (oriental emulation typeface), Red Dragons, Grimeplex, Iron Amore, Twizzled, ZedSaid, Vermin Vibes, Major League Duty (military stencil), Moist (dripping paint font), Wondertribute, Of the Blue Colour of her Eyes, Anastasia (script).

Typefaces from 2017: Technoma (rounded sans), Gothiqua, Tune Up De Ting, Diary of an 8-bit mage, Night Machine, The Wastes of Space, Nuernberg Messe, Torque Sense, Crevice Stencil, Glitch Slop, Balloonatic, Typist's Pseudonym, Flob Out A Bork, Tumbling Down (grungy), Onomber, Have a Banana (angular style), Not The Far East (oriental simulation font), Electric Shocker, Lady Radical 2 (pixel), AmidVerrion, Basilisk, Beillingsday, Butcher the Baker (a gory brush), CQ-Full-Stretch, Chillit, Diagon, Durmstrong, Embryonoid, Gravedigger, Gridget (gridded), Gridlocked, Hannover-Messe-Sans, Hannover-Messe-Serif (pixel), Ineptic, I Shot the Serif, JesusFrank, Messe Muenchen (slab serif), Ode-to-Idle-Gaming, Punishment (grungy stencil), Rumutocu (squarish), Slitter, Slim Stradiva, Supercarver, Technoma, VitruvianMan, VoiceInMyHead, Riemann Theatre (art deco), The Messenger, Revengeance, Pimlico, North to South, Qui Finn, Oganesson, Xmas Sweater Stitch, Tinsel Christmas, Inky Thin Pixels, Saint Knick Knack, Cookie Cutter Culture, Talking Baseball, Balls of Bastille, Vegan Abattoir, Oxen Crossbow, Thumbs Down, Enter the Harbinger, Im Not Like Most Fonts, We Used To Be Friends, Trendgetter, Strings Theory, Carnival trash, The Life of Flight, Sci Auralieph (rounded sci-fi style), Foreplayer, Pixel or GTFO, Block Stock, Unability, Swore Games (military stencil), Clintwood (Western, spurred), Floral Compass, Skull and Void, Weymouth Ribbon (7 pixel font), Four Mad Dogs, Blaize, Chisholm Heliport, ConfettiWestern, EdgyMarker, Ganymedian, Klein Bottle, LeipzigerMesse, LifeInTheFastLane, Messe-Duesseldorf, MilestoneOutline, Oilrig, QueenofClubs, Peking Assignment, Racetrack-Stencil (trilined typeface), RodentRage, Spoopy Ghost Pixels, SquareRaising, Whisperer, ZdykLibra, Equalize (sci-fi), Helicopta (sci-fi), Saveloy, Hangar Nine, Robo Arriba (a font with Mexican-patterned texture), Clutching Toth, Freestyling Centipede, Idiot Stax, Lorra Lorra Dates (an image font simulated on FontStruct), Rampant, Typingrad (constructivist), Lovesauce (squarish), Scaremonger, Happy Accidents, Aztechno (Mexican Aztec culture emulation typeface), BeastofRage, ComicKhazi, DaisyRoots, DogRough (ink splatter font), Drowsy, FrankfurtMesse-Serif, FrankfurtMesse-Wide, FrontPageSupplement, HipsterHandGrenade, MerrimentHelicopter, OffspringRemorse, PlacktheHanet, RevolutionWillBeHypnotised, SomersetBarnyard, Almond Rocks, Gridking, Rollcage (circle-themed sans), Satire, Some Kinda Madness, Blackletter Buffoonery, Toe the Lineless, Merriment Helicopter, Revolution Will Be Hypnotised, Long Haired Freaky People, Sui Coward, Pirates of Cydonia, Old School Adventures (pixel style), Mersey Cowboy, Disco Everyday Value, Koln Messe-Deutz, Stress Genesis, Vermin Vibesy, Madness Hyperactive, Nebulous Content, Toe The Line, Chunky Felt, Madness Hyperactive, Member Kinglify, Bristol and Bath, Dirty Princess, Modern Bohemian, Chocolate Cavalcade, Capital Clickbait, Frogotype, Ipscrik, Front Page Supplement, Sex Drugs and Fidget Spinners, Pickle Pushing, Thickedy Grunge (crayon font), Knockout Grunge, League of Extraordinary Justice, Thickedy Quick, Avenged for Yourself, Zoon Hoot, Ambidextrose, Thinly Handled, Sketchit Means Sketchit, Return of the Grid, Fierce Brosnan, Chubby Thumbs, Pseudonumb, West End Knights, Cybercrime 2004, Reflecques, Death Knell, Fake News, Zealousy, Aquamarina (rounded sans), Amateur Camcorder, Mighty Squidge, Track & Shield (multilined), Wander Z, Gardenfreude, The Wild Breath of Zelda, Effective Power, Techno Agony, LED Specimen (textured), Projectionist, Splinter Wonderland, Shiny Eyes, Uncopyrightable, Hallowed Grad, Peace and Equality, Steriliser (heavy sans), Electro Shackle, Castforce (titling sans), Butterfly Reflect.

Typefaces from 2018: January Fair, Scared of the Unknown, Teddy Bears, Wicked Jumps, Enter The Grid 2, Chump Change, Take Me Out, Breathe Fire II, Toon Around, Tabloid Scuzzball, The Jjester, Play Pretend, A Friend In Deed, Girlesque, Bumblebear, Joyful Theatre, Snow Deep, Car Lock, Digital Display (an LED font), Game Played, Seldom Scene, The Shape Of Things, Candy Beans, Internal Rainbows, Pride Thusly, Armwarmer, Futuristic Armour, Refresher (dry brush), Brick Shapers, Frostbite Boss, Armed and Traitorous (a rough-edged stencil typeface), Ambystoma Mexixana, The Slug and Lion, Gourmet Hearth, Virtu, Star Doors, Winter Spice Cake, Canvas Bags, Shocking Headline, Tiny Islanders (pixel font), Yumi, Nobody Talks, Finished Sympathy (white on black), One Slice, Somerton Dense, Sunday Afternoon, Close & Open, Another Flight, Kuiper Belt, Platonica, Smoother, Ladders, Cold Warm, Name Smile, Shepherdy, Friend Head, Kevlar Underwear, Scrambled Tofu, Dillydallier, Joy Kim, Office Square, You've Gotta Point, District Four, Scare Arms (grunge), 22 September, Alimony, Xmas Fairy Lights, Segreteria, Leg Hug, Coded Message, Madeleina Sans, Trample Over Beauty, Emerald Grey, Fine Allie, Bottled It, Glee Finder, Pill Anthropic, Achtung! Polizei, Say the Words, Outcome, First In Line, Brain Wants, Green Strand, Die Grinsekatze, Eight Bit Dragon (a pixel typeface), KreepTown, Loudhailer, Progesterone, Insomniax, Quick Fuse, Rowdy Space Pirates, Oestrogen, Whisper Quiet, Zosilla, Construction Lines, Construction Lines, Juxtaposer, Tommi, Under The Weather, Xero's Punishment, Betryal of Mind, Rustic Love Tattoo, Younger Love (heavy octagonal typeface), Gossamer Girls (a pixel font), Dispence, Time Won, Blessings of Babylon, Requires Moonshine, Stroud, Hot Bleb, Nightmare Codehack, Manilla Cellos, Teeny Tiny Pixls, Ava Meridian, Wonders of the Orient, Float The Boat, Cute Zealand, Super Renewables, Lean Foreword, Mister Fisher, Love Nature, Exposure Salary, A Goblin Appears (pixel type), Project H, There Must Be, Charlestoning, Sportsquake, Violet Wasteland (dry brush), Clubbed to Life (sans), Moonwalk Miss, Best Tease, Reach The End (art deco), Slalom, A Grazing Mace, Boomer Tantrum, Disarmer (military stencil), Hell Underwater, Carnival Centenary (Tuscan), Mahalo Brother, Glue Gun, Tyrannothesaurus, Casanova Scotia, Fatherland Faker, Daughter Of A Glitch, Sparkles, Europhonic, Betelgeuze, Goregeous, Supermarketed, All The Way To The Sun, Russia Five, Soccer Scoreboard, Cinqcent, Megan June, Big Old Boldy, 501, Earthshattering, Sheeping Cats, Thousandyard, Closet Dwellers, Clicky Bricks, Painter Decorator, The 27 Club, Adventure ReQuest, Miamagon, Nineteen Ninety Seven, Vermin Verile, Great Attraction, Great Attraction, Zirconia, Oh Beehive (hexagonal), Gofuyo (experimental geometric sans), Wideboy, Im Spiegelland, Battenberg and Custard, Bugfast, Robotic Harlequin, Scouser Ste, Blend Her, Ancient Venusian, Sivereign State (constructivist), Daily Mix 3, Brushstroke Horror, Hellgrazer, Corporation Games (sci-fi), Pride Cometh (dry brush), Squirk (stone cut), Mecklabecka (octagonal), Nineteen Ninety Three (pixel), Dominian (octagonal), Perfectly Together, Super Comic, Nrvsbrkdwn, Bottom Brazil, Don't Delay Act Now, Nu Home, Just My Type, techno at Dusk, Starbirl, Hate Agent, Fool's errand, Bullet Rain, Orchestra of Strings, One Pill Makes You Larger, Interlewd, Fandomonium, Ball Bearing, Jamboree, Hot Thin Roof, No Added Sugar, X Termination, Real Fun Time, Der Neue Spargel, Nineteen Eight Seven (pixel), Bittypix Countdown, Nineteen Ninety Six, Fasterisq, Peekavous, Modest Felt, Im Wunderland, Megarok, Sunk Foal Brother, Skydiver, Chasing Rabbits, Background Noise, Viridian College, Sacred Hertz, Sawyers Whitewash, Brittle, Cupcake Smiles, Machine Gunk, Dubspikes, Onslaughter, Eyes Wide Suicide, Boatycabiners, All Square Now (pixel), Hawking Bowen (octagonal), Style Thief, Tagon (octagonal), Withheld Data (LED font), Dubstep Blackletter, Pixabubble, Hopelelessly in Lurve, Springtime Daydream, Techno Til Dawn, Fluid Lighter, Rush Rush (stencil), Incompetent Landlord, Danger on the Motorway (dot matrix), Hippopotamus Apocalypse (hexagonal), Homunculus, Bittypix Monospace (pixel font), Unicorn Scribbles, Rockout, Truly Madly Dpad, Tincture, Virtual Pet Sans (dot matrix font), How Are You Today (ultra-condensed), Juicebox, Chemical Superior, Organic Teabags, Broadsheet Bubble, Document Two, Slope Opera, Blockbrokers, Off The Haze, Gang Wolfik, Gnorts Mr A, Radiator Falls, Take Me On, Cyberspace Raceway, Rocket Rinder, May We, The Citadels, Life Is Okay, Astrolab, Simple Stitch, Feeding A Moment, Gooseberry Juice, Namso, Rabbit Fire, Texas Drop, Short Xurkit, Maiden Crimes, Hysterix, Introducing Pretentiousness, Lullaby Weight, Slumbers Weight, Vampires, Veal Nerve (a neurotic typeface), Be Kind To Earth, Aardvark Sk8, Ancient Modern Tales (blackletter), Spider Talent (Halloween font), Pooch Doo, Plan G, Rhapsodies (art deco), Lab Pulsar (sci-fi), Hamburg Messe (blackletter), Xide, Scrawling Pad, Bun Ting, Speedeasy, Itty Bity Notebook.

Typefaces from 2019: Hindsight 2020, Provicali, Go Everywhere, Smack Laideth Down 2019, China Fad, Monster Twenty, Into Deep (sci-fi), Mandatory Plaything, Galaxy Girl, San Marino Beach (a shadowed font), Acorn Caravan (a rounded sans stencil), Hairy Beard, Phonograph, Sterelict (futuristic), Egosurf, Bankruptcy, Wayfarer's Toy Box (a pixel font), Fox Cavalier, Heartisan, Modular Amplitude (heavy octagonal, Dolphin with a Massive Shotgun (a glitch font), Jasmine Laslo, Earth Spirit, Nemesis Grant, Daily Mix 4 (an all caps blackboard bold typeface), Uplifting, Ministry of Moron (a heavy sans), Extinction Event, Cut Deep, Q For The Memories, Wozcott, Super Legend Boy (pixelish), Chopsic, Lesotho Beach (octagonal), Illiead, Ten Pin, Isite, Motorstrike, Hwyl Fawr Hello, Undersided, Shut Up and Love Me (shaky letters), Terminal Day, I Am A Designer, Born to Grille (a semi-stencil), Amuse-Bouche, Die Frau, Err Hostess (octagonal), Cthulhu's Calling, Fresh Eaters, Gamma Orionis, Greatsby Gat, Hands Oversaturation (sans), Joy Multiplication, Kotoba, Midnight Champion (an extra tall sans), She Smiles, Read Wharf, Ohno (poster sans), Prodigy Forever (a blood and paint splatter font), Questrian 2 (sans), Nau Sea (squarish), The Macabre, Long Fox, Roll Accurate (stencil), Princess Saves You (pixel font), Clone Machine, Cyberpunk Sealion, Misery Garment, Klimaschutz, Space Obsessed, Serpentire, Squidgy Sweets (fat rounded sans), Yokelvision (fat letters), Coral Colour, None Away From The Moon (counterless), Squidgy Sweets, Yokelvision, Coral Colour, None Away from the Moon, Robot Roc, Figure Things, Gaeilge Kids, FoughtKnight Haymaker, Medical Shape, Revenant (octagonal), Pinch My Ride, Dire Gramme, Assembled from Scratch, Premier 2019 (squarish).

Typefaces from 2020: Hardigan (a titling sans), Petrichor Sublimey, Bardolatry, Star Trebek, Fast Hand (sci-fi), Bonk Robbers, Neuterous, Demoness, Lucid Streams (sci-fi), Fosterama (an elliptical sans), Woman, Shock Mint Fund (octagonal), Milletun (an all caps slab serif), Mille, Vudotronic, Elder Head, Dead Revolution, Charge Off, Asleepytiming, Questrian3, SplendidConfusion, XXIX, Septacharge, Dark Seed, Hawkeye, Dustfine, We Are Survivors, Be A St, Computo Monospace, Dealer Strikes, Zdyk Virgo, Bathrind, Honk, Revamped, Clease Plap, Zdyk Cancer, Cyberway Riders, Memorial Lane, Doubleplus, Ominus (italic), Army Buster (stencil), Tudor Victors (a grungy stencil), Romantic Chemicals, Migraine Machine, Warhead (constructivist), X-Heighting.

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Claire Simpson

Claire Simpson (Esoterik Designs) from south Wales created the slightly scary gothic hand-printed typeface Neo Folk Gothic Modern (2010). Before that, she made Fairytale Scribbles (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Clayton Richards

Carmarthen, Wales-based designer of the decorative typeface rat's tail (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Clea F. Rees

Type designer and type technician at Cardiff University (Wales), who has helped Hirwen Harendal at Arkandis Type Foundry, and who maintains several free font packages on the CTAN site. These include cfr-lm (2014). This package offers enhanced support for the Latin Modern fonts in TeX.

She also maintains EB Garamond Maths (a package for using the free EB Garamondc in a TeX environment), ADF Orn (TeX support package for Hirwen Harendel's Ornements ADF), and ADF Symbols (TeX support package for Hirwen Harendel's ArrowsADF and BulletsADF). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Colin J. Evans

Welsh designer of the free electronic symbol font Diode (pre-2000). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Colophon Foundry
[Edd Harrington]

Colophon Foundry was a London and Los Angeles-based digital type foundry established in 2009. Its members comprised Benjamin Critton (US), Edd Harrington (UK), and Anthony Sheret (UK). The foundry's commissioned work in type design was complemented by independent and interdependent initiatives in editorial design, publishing, curation, and pedagogy. It grew out of the Brighton-based design studio, The Entente (Anthony Sheret&Edd Harrington) in April 2009. Benjamin Critton (Brooklyn, NY) joined them later. In December 2023, it was acquired by Monotype.


  • Aperçu (2010, +Mono), a sans family by Anthony Sheret / The Entente.
  • Archive (2013). A text family by Anthony Sheret and Edd Harrington.
  • Basis Grotesque (2015). Influenced by Akzidenz Grotesk.
  • Burgess (2014). A Times-Roman-like typeface family by The Entente and Benjamin Critton.
  • Castledown (2014). A sans family for educational purposes. They write: From 2012-2014 we collaborated closely with Castledown Primary School, Hastings, UK. The project began as a custom typeface commission for the school but soon developed into an initiative to develop and unify typography within primary education. Extended in 2020.
  • Central Avenue (2011). By Studio Makgill.
  • Coign (2018-2021). An extensive study of ultra condensed forms based on the DeLittle type foundry's Elongated Sans.
  • DM Mono (2020). A free 3 weight, 3 style family designed for DeepMind. DM Mono was loosely based off of Jonny Pinhorn's DM Sans, with a reduction in contrast and less geometric proportions. The type design and font development was commissioned from Colophon Foundry, with Creative Direction from the DeepMind team. Design by Edd Harrington and Anthony Sheret. They also developed DM Sans, DM Serif Text and DM Serif Display (2019). The Serif families are derived from Source Serif Pro. The Sans family is derived from Jonny Pinhorn's Poppins (2014-2017). Github link. Google Fonts link.
  • Fann Grotesque (2019). A 9-weight sans family inspired by the 19th century British Grotesque types from British type foundries such as Stephenson Blake, Day & Collins and Miller & Richard.
  • Fortescue (2009): a text family with triangular serifs commissioned for the identity of artist and printmaker, Jake Spicer.
  • La Fabrique Pro (2012-2017). A sans by The Entente.
  • Goodall. A 10-style take on the geometric slab serif genre; bringing together a melting pot of 19th century wood type influences and more contemporary reference points such as Memphis (Rudolf Wolf, 1929) and Rockwell (Monotype, 1934).
  • Grenette (2020). Colophon writes: Combining influences from Windsor (from Stephenson Blake & Co's Wood Letter Specimen, 1915) and Richmond Old Style (from DeLittle's Wood Type Specimens, 1966), Grenette's imposing serifs contrast with the serif-less interiors of certain forms such as n, h and v.
  • Leroy (2012). By Stockholm-based Oscar & Ewan.
  • Lisbon (2013, Anthony Burrill). Lisbon is a geometric stencil typeface based on an original metal stencil that Burrill found in a sign makers shop in Lisbon, Portugal. The font was first used in a series of posters commissioned by the British Council for Experimenta cultural biennale in Lisbon (2010).
  • Lydia Bold Condensed (2013, Benjamin Critton) revives an angular typeface by Warren Chappell from 1946.
  • Mabry (2018, Benjamin Critton): Originally commissioned in 2014 for Los Angeles-based apparel company Nasty Gal---named as such after the 1975 album and song of the same name by influential funk singer Betty Davis (b. Betty Mabry, 1945)---Mabry is the commercial iteration of the former NG Grotesque.
  • MAD Sans and MAD Serif (2011-2017) by Dries Wiewauters.
  • Marché (2014). By The Entente, inspired by Eurostile.
  • Midnight sans (2021). Colophon writes: Midnight Sans was initially drawn for Gary Green's "When Midnight Comes Around", published by our friends at Stanley/Barker in 2020. The condensed-only style embodied a warm but idiosyncratic flavour: a reflection of the publication's photographs, which document the burgeoning downtown alternative music scene of 1970s New York City.
  • Monosten (2011). A rounded monospace sans by Anthony Sheret that includes a couple of stencil styles.
  • Montefiore (2009): a grotesque with wood type influences.
  • One Night Sans (2020). A bespoke typeface for condom manufacturer Durex.
  • Pantograph: Pantograph is an authentic redraw of the typeface employed by the British pantograph etching process. Designed by Hamish Makgill in 2009.
  • Peggs (2009): typewriter style for the identity of Peggs&Son, designed by Edd Harrington.
  • PDU (2010). By Dries Wiewauters. PDU stands for Plaque Découpée Universelle, a stencil system patented in 1876 by Joseph A. David.
  • Perçu (2010): a full sans family that is---in their own words---an amalgamation of classic humanist typefaces such as Johnston and Gill Sans with Neuzeit and Franklin Gothic.
  • Perfin (2009, by Alison Haigh).
  • PIN (2015). By Hoon Kim / Why Not Smile LLC.
  • Raisonné (2010). By Benjamin Critton. Raisonné is a 7-weight geometric sans-serif type initially designed in 2010 and subsequently expanded upon, first in 2012 and again in 2018-2019. Colophon writes: The typeface is parodic-serious, intended to be blunt, candid, and affable all at the same time. It outwardly pays homage to noteworthy precedents, among them Rudolf Koch's Kabel (1927) and Victor Caruso's later redrawing for ITC (1976), Joseph Churchward's Crossbred (1970s), Paul Renner's Futura (also 1927), and Herb Lubalin's Avant Garde (1968).
  • Reader (2009): Reader is a neo-grotesque typeface initially created in a medium weight, and now re-cut into a base family of six weights with an additional seventh in the form of Reader Black. The typeface itself has been referenced from an RSPB letter dating 1972. The original typeface, which is unknown, was a monospaced, rounded face. It had geometric proportions which felt like they wanted to break free of the restrictions of a monospaced grid.
  • Relative (2011). By The Entente: Initially drawn in August 2010 for Outside In by Stephen Gill; a book designed for the Brighton Photo Biennale 2010. Includes monospaced styles.
  • System85 (+Mono). A sans family.
  • Transcript Pro (2017).
  • Value Sans and Value Serif (2012): Value Sans borrows in style and behaviour from precedents like Elegant Grotesk and Granby. Value Serif pays homage to forebears like Plantin Infant and Italian Old Style. The Sans was drawn first by The Entente (Edd Harrington & Anthony Sheret, UK). The Serif was drawn shortly after, by Benjamin Critton (US). Each borrows their geometries from the other, and nuances were finalised by all parties as Colophon Foundry.
  • Visuelt (2013-2016, The Entente). Originally created as a bespoke face for the 2013 and 2014 identity for Visuelt, Oslo, Norway, Visuelt spawned from a more considered and constrained version of Aperçu. Visult Pro (2019) covers Cyrillic and Greek as well.

Bespoke projects:

  • Battlebridge for the area of King's Cross, London (2016).
  • Burberry Apercu Bespoke (2010-2017).
  • Chelsea Basis (2015) and Chelsea Basis Chiselled (2018). For FC Chelsea.
  • Corona Headline for Corona (2016).
  • Europa Nuova & Europa Mono (2016). For UEFA's Europa League.
  • Fanta Playful for Fanta (2017).
  • Fulham First XI & Substitute XI for Fulham Football Club (2013). Stencil types.
  • FQ Value for New Covent Garden Market (2016).
  • GF Smith for paper manufacturer and merchant G.F. Smith (2014).
  • Grey Goose for the French Vodka Producer (2014).
  • Helen for Race Against Dementia (2016).
  • Mondial for Rapha's Magazine (2015).
  • NG Grotesque for LA-based fashion label, Nasty Gal, with Benjamin Critton (2014).
  • Poynings, for printer Generation Press (2014).
  • Tesco Modern, Tesco Modern Condensed, Tesco Slab and Tesco Serif for supermarket chain Tesco (2016-2017).
  • Ubisoft Sans for French games publisher, Ubisoft (2016).
  • Unify for the English Rugby Football Union (2013).
  • Wales and Cymru Sans for Visit Wales / Welsh Government (2015).
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Craig Bourne

During his studies at ATRiuM USW, Cardiff, Wales, Craig Bourne designed the vampirish typeface Freaks of Fairytales (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ctrl Alt Design
[Rich Chitty]

Cardiff, Wales-based designer (b. 1984) of the free octagonal custom font Meanderlux (2020), initially created for Quodega's album The Meanderlux Vessel. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dafydd Harries

Designer of the free Olwen family in 2003, about which he writes: Olwen is a family of free fonts based on the Bitstream Vera fonts. It aims to extend the coverage of the Vera fonts while remaining true to the original style. Olwen's additional glyphs have been merged into the DejaVu fonts, another extension of Vera. Olwen supports the Welsh language (accented w and y glyphs). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Jonston

Chequered Ink (est. 2015) is a two-man design studio consisting of Daniel Johnston (b. 1993) and Allison James (b. 1991; Allison is a reincarnation of Andrew McCluskey). Their business is based in Bath, England but they currently reside in Newport, Wales. Before 2015, Andrew McCluskey operated as NAL Games. That font collection was merged with Chequered Ink. As of early 2019, they designed 912 fonts, virtually all downloadable at Fontspace. For detailed attributions, we have:

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Danielle Williams

As a student in Cardiff, Wales, Danielle Williams designed the display typeface Hostiles of the Forbidden Forest (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

David John Earls
[Zeep Type Foundry]

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David Seadon

Graphic Design student at Newport University, South Wales, Class of 2012. He created a calligraphic alphabet in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Discourse Type
[Jonathan Bennett]

Foundry, est. 2007 by Jonathan Bennett, who is located in Caerphilly, Wales. Bennett designed these typefaces:

  • The unicase typewriter (Courier-like) typeface shown here.
  • MyFonts sells Lazar (2007, an ultra fat art deco typeface inspired by work of El Lissitzky), Kubrickle (2008, in block, swash and kitchen tile shapes), Rody (2007, a counterless slab serif related to Russian deco), Diglossia (2007, a fat geomeric slab serif).
  • DaFont has a free copy of Diglossia.
  • Dialogue (2007) is an artistic sans typeface for short texts (see also here).
  • He is working on this blackletter.
  • At FontStruct, they made parallel (2008).

Alternate URL. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Dominic Gerry

Dominic Gerry has a degree In BA Graphic Communication, from the Cardiff Metropolitan University. Plymouth, UK-based creator of the hybrid typeface Ludo (2012), which is based on Aldo Semi Bold and Lucida Calligraphy Italic.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Éamonn Hanratty
[MDTA Design -- Green Dragon]

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Edd Harrington
[Colophon Foundry]

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Emily Hinshelwood

Welsh designer of the free alphading typeface Catch The Wind (2013) created to support a proposed wind farm in South Wales. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erika Pugsley

Cardiff, Wales-based designer of the display typeface Insect Massacre (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ezra Hames

Cardiff, Wales-based designer of the deco typeface City Slicker New York (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

F.M. O'Carroll

Aka F.M. O'Carroll Aberystwyth. Creator of the Gael AX and Gael BX fonts. The original version by F. M. O'Carroll (1997) consists of eight Gaelic fonts. These original fonts, packaged with some TrueType font development tools, are freely downloadable from the Celtic Department of University College Cork, Ireland. The Gael fonts come in two slightly-different minuscule styles. The fonts have acute accents on the vowels instead of grave. In 2003 (with an update in 2008), Korvellou An Drouizig made Unicode-compliant versions, Gael AX Unicode, Gael AX Unicode Bold, Gael BX Unicode and Gael BX Unicode Bold, available here and here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gabrielle Harris

During her studies at the Atrium, Cardiff campus of the University of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Wales-based designer Gabrielle Harris created the splendid ornamental caps typeface Neptunes Garden (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gemma Scrine

Gemma Scrine (Cardiff) created the textured display typeface Diamond in the Rough (2013) during her studies at ATRIUM, The University of South Wales. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Georgia Keddie

During her studies at the university of South Wales, Georgia Keddie (Cardiff, Wales) created the condensed display typeface City Slicker New York (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Geraint Franklin

British designer of Playford (2003), a geometric sans with varying stroke width. Geraint works at Network Archaeology Ltd., a company registered in England and Wales. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Grace Ellins

Cardiff, Wales-based designer who created a monoline circular arc typeface in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gwyn Headley

London-based larger than life Welsh bon vivant, and author of Encyclopaedia of Fonts (December 2005, Cassell Illustrated, London), a book that can be considered as a digital successor of Jaspert, Berry & Johnson. The coverage is up to the present. The fonts are classified in one of about 40 styles, and are shown in chronological order within each style. Gwyn has worked on it for four years. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hannah Peasley

During her studies in Cardiff, Hannah Peasley created the Victorian ornamental caps typeface Parisian Love (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hannah Sherratt

During her studies at the University of South Wales, Hannah Sherratt (Cardiff, Wales) created the modular alchemic typeface Cryptic Promenade (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Harry Meakin

Cardiff, Wales-based designer of Technology Supplies Typeface (2015), a decorative caps typeface for a technological company. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hollie Amelia Edwards

Student at Atrium University. Cardiff, UK-based designed the experimental typeface Lines And Space (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hollie Edwards

During her graphic design studies at Atrium University in Cardiff, Wales, Hollie Edwards designed the ornamental caps typeface The Captain Is A Storyteller (2012). She also created an unnamed experimental typeface in 2012. Her company is called Hollie Amelia Design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

House of Burvo
[Matthew Burvill]

House of Burvo is the UK-based foundry of Matthew Burvill (b. 1984, Kent, UK) located in Colwyn Bay, Wales. His typefaces:

  • Big Softie (2011). A fat round bubble gum typeface destined to become a hit. It is Burvill's most popular typeface.
  • Checks (2010). Patterns for checks.
  • FreeDee (2010). A 3d typeface.
  • GHS (2010). GHS stands for Geometric Hairline Serif. It is influenced by the didone style.
  • Links (2010, modular).
  • NK Fracht Round and NK Fracht Square (2010). An octagonal typeface family.
  • Neue Konstrukteur Round and Neue Konstrukteur Square (2010, an engineered, mechanical typewriter font).
  • Poster Hand (2010).
  • Sequencia (2011). A monospace and semi-monospace typeface done at Die Gestalten.
  • This collection of typefaces from 2007: Angel of Death (techno), Architect, Baby's Definate Hit (art deco heavy stencil), Beauty Full (rounded), Burvo (art deco stencil), Bürvo Konstrukteur (octagonal), Indivisual (art deco stencil), Killer (octagonal), Neg Space (pixelish), Optical (geometric, experimental), PUMP (ultra black art deco).

MyFonts link. Behance link. Klingspor link.

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Ibby Tarafdar

During his studies in Cardiff, Wales, Ibby Tarafdar created Toy Tech Tokyo (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ibrahim Kayoueche
[Little Room]

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Jack Hughes

Cardiff, Wales-based designer of the straight-edged typeface Narcotical Navajo (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jake Robathan

During his studies at Glamorgan University in Cardiff, Wales, Jake Robathan designed the experimental techno typeface Digitalis (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

James Gimlett-Taylor

Graduate of the University of Wales in Newport (BA, class of 2012), Cardiff University (Master of Design, 2013) and the TDi program at the University of Reading, UK, 2017. Whilst studying for his Masters of Design at Cardiff Metropolitan, he developed a dyslexia friendly concept typeface supported by research and rigorous testing. He currently is the Lead Graphic & Presentation Designer at Jaguar Land Rover. [Google] [More]  ⦿

James L. Lewis

Cardiff, Wales-based designer of the free western style slab serif typeface Barn (2014), the handcrafted Quaint (2015, with Jorgen Grotdal, Ligature Collective), the blackletter typeface Tyre Black (2016), and the free wavy experimental typeface Hadron Sans (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

James L. Lewis
[Studio James Lewis]

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Jang Hyunsue

Cardiff, Wales-based designer and illustrator who created the rhombic typeface Diamonds (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jason Davies
[Widget's World]

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Jennifer Williams

During her studies at the University of South Wales, Atrium, in Cardiff, Wales, Jennifer Williams designed the alchemic typeface Crytpic Promenade (2013). Another Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jessica Sydenham

Cardiff, UK-based designer of the display typeface Parisian Love (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jim Wickwar

During his studies, Welshman Jim Wickwar created the broken typeface Fragment (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jo Alfie Wimborne

In 2014, Jo Alfie Wimborne was studying at the University of South Wales in Cardiff. Her typeface family Toy Airship (2014) combines Victorian and steampunk elements. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joe Morris

During his studies in Cardiff, Wales, Joe Morris designed the experimental typeface Ostracise (2015) and the shadow typeface Ghost (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

John Heron

Null (2003) is a pixel font created by John Heron (b. 1976) from Swansea, Wales. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonathan Ball

Welsh owner of Poked Studio, where he designed the headline typeface "450" in 2008 as part of a project at the University of Glamorgan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonathan Bauer

During his graphic design studies in Cardiff, Jonathan Bauer designed the art deco marquee typeface Vegas Vault (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonathan Bennett
[Discourse Type]

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Jonathan Ring

During his graphic design studies at the University of South Wales, Jonathan Ring (Portsmouth, UK) designed Parisian Love (2013), Thin Paris (2014) and Rough Handwritten (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jordan Lambert

During his graphic design studies, Cardiff, Wales-based Jordan Lambert created The Tower of Serpents (2014, a squarish modular typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joshua Price

During his studies in Cardiff, UK, Joshuas Price created the thin Eco Type (2015). [Google] [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]  ⦿

Katie McClymont

At the University of South Wales, Katie McClymont (Cardiff, Wales) created a bilined titling typeface (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katie McClymont

As a graphic design student at the University of South Wales, Cardiff, Wales-based Katie McClymont created the display typeface The Freaks of Fairytales (2015) and an art deco typeface (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kelly Street

During her studies in Cardiff at the University of South Wales, Kelly Street created the steamunk typeface Time Travelling in Switzerland (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kieron Jenkins

Wales, UK-based designer of the free headline sans typeface Eberley (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kyle Sowden

Cardiff, Wales-based designer of a codex-style all caps typeface in 2015, during his studies at the University of South Wales. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lauren Goodland

During her studies, Lauren Goodland (Newport, Wales) created the brushed Ink Typeface (2015) and of the charming quaint multilined spurred typeface Old Town Dock (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lee Jones

Cardiff-based designer of the very experimental typeface Subvert (2013). He works for the Royal Mint.

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Liam Lewis

Cardiff-based British designer (b. 1989) of the charcoal font UNLtd (2008), and of Lewis Hand (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lisa Holland

Lisa Holland (Lisa Holland Design, UK) is a graphic design graduate from the University of Wales Newport. Behance link.

She made a great typographic illustration series called Iconic Women (2011). Creator of the experimental typefaces Wred (2011), Edscribel (2011) and Contortionist (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Little Room
[Ibrahim Kayoueche]

Ibrahim Kayoueche (Little Room, Cardiff, Wales) created the gridded typeface Anima Blok in 2013 for a new Cardiff club night called Anima. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lloyd Smith

During his studies at University of South Wales, Lloyd Smith (Cardiff) created the ironwork typeface Eclipse (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Louise Osborne

During her studies at the University of Glamorgan, Cardiff, UK, Louise Osborne created the pixel typeface City Slicker New York (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lucie Norris

At the University of South Wales, Lucie Norris (Chepstow, UK) created the straight-edged typeface Diamond In The Rough (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ludovit Gruska

During his studies at South Wales University, Cardiff-based Ludovit gruska created Discombobulate (2013, experimental typeface) and an untitled outlined typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luke Sanders

Welshman, b. 1990, who created Arch Window (2012), an architectural font, and the Star Trak font 5 Star League (2013), which was meant for a snooker tournament. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lynsey Feilden
[Time Consumed]

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[Sebastian Kempgen]

Europe's largest independent foreign language font developer for the Macintosh, which is directed by Sebastian Kempgen from Germany. Fonts include: Western Languages (CoreFont series), Eastern Europe (CE-Font series), Cyrillic (Professional series: RomanCyrillic Pro, Ladoga Pro etc. (text fonts); DEsign fonts: Faktor, Inessa Cyr etc. (headline, handwriting); Olliffe Fonts: Batumi, Schechtel, Russian Open (display type; example: Mashinka); Scientific Cyrillic (includes old orthography, accents, old characters); Old Church Slavonic (Cyrillic and Glagolitic, Square and Round); Non-Slavic Cyrillic: Roman CyrTurk, Ladoga CyrTurk), Greek (Modern Greek and Classical Greek (Agora and Parmenides)), Icelandic&Faeroese (PolarFont series), Irish&Welsh (Gaelic, Celtic in the CeltoFont series), Romanian (DacoFont series), Turkish (TurkoFont series), BalkanFont series (Hungarian, Romanian, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Maltese), Basque (BaskoFont series), Saami (SamoFont series), Georgian, Armenian, Coptic (such as the Pachomius font), Cuneiform, Sabean, SinoFont series for Vietnamese plus more or Chinese (Pinyin) transliteration, phonetic Fonts (Trubetzkoy&Phonetica), Transliteration Fonts. Some of its fonts (like Campus Ten/Twelve and Magister Book) are now sold through Agfa/Monotype.

Names of some fonts: Breitkopf Fraktur, Campus Sans, CampusRoman Pro, CampusSans Block, Dareios, Faktor, Glagol Pro, Inessa, Konkret, Kronstadt, Marib, Method, Moskva Pro, Parmenides, Retrograd, Tafelkreide, Tatlin, Trubetzkoy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariana Costa

During her studies in Cardiff, Mariana Costa created L'Amour (2015), a textured display typeface for Parisian love. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matthew Burvill
[House of Burvo]

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MDTA Design -- Green Dragon
[Éamonn Hanratty]

MDTA Design, and in some cases MDTA together with Green Dragon, created these fonts, all related to British or Irish TV stations and their logos: BBCStripedChannelLogos, BBCTVChannelLogos, ITA-IBALogos, ITVNetworkChannels, Sky Television Logos, SKYfontbrands, SKYfontmovies, SKYfontnews, SKYfontone, SKYfontsport, SKYfonttravel, SKYfontThick, Sky1998ChannelLogos, SkyTVChannelLogos, UKDigitalTVChannelLogos, IrishRTVLogos, SkywardBold, SkywardRegular, Terrestrial Television Logos, UKtvFamilyLogos, UKTV Channel Logos, UK-&-Ireland-RTV-21, WelshTVLogos. The SKYfont family is originally by Martin Anderson. The web site states: "It all began in the year 2000 with the release of the original and ground-breaking TV Logos TrueType Font by its creator Andrew Wood. Ever since, it has become the inspiration for many other TrueType Font creators who have an abiding passion for television presentation, history and heritage to follow in their footsteps. The brainchild for the Green Dragon catalogue is Éamonn Hanratty. He has already compiled a comprehensive history of the television logos which have been used in the Republic of Ireland, from 1961 up until the present day. The title "Green Dragon" comes from the fact that Éamonn is the son of an Irishman and a Welsh mother. Born in 1963, he comes from Swansea, in Wales. As well as taking Andrew Wood for his inspiration, Éamonn also wishes to gratefully acknowledge the outstanding and progressive work in this field which Martin Anderson of England, Ray Larabie of the U.S.A., Rupert ten Hove of the Netherlands and so many others have been and are continuing so to do: that is, to present a growing range of non-commercial and freely available TrueType Fonts for private use." Apparently they also made Hylian Symbols, but I think that is a mistake by the people at DaFONT. Corporate text fonts: Sky Movie Sans, Sky Corporate Font, LIVINGtv Font, Telewest Voice, E4 Headline Font, uktv Home Font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Hughes

During his studies in Cardiff, Wales, Michael Hughes created a Swiss witch-inspired caps typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nadeea Miah

Swansea, UK-based designer of the great typographic poster Ornithopobia (2016) during her studies at University of South Wales, Cardiff. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Naomi Chilton

Graphic design student in Cardiff, UK, who created the thin hexagonal typeface Lost in Lunar (2012) during her studies. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nathan Ellis

Birmingham, UK-based designer of the experimental typeface AZ Triangles (2015). This project was completed during his studies at UWTSD in Wales. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nathan Miller

Cardiff, Wales-based illustrator and designer. In 2015, he created the trilined typeface Tokyo, which was influenced by the kanji neon sign of that metropolis. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nicki McDermott-Roe

During her graphic design studies at the University of South Wales (formerly University of Glamorgan), Cardiff, Wales-based designer Nicky McDermott-Roe created a decorative display typeface in 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ozza Okuonghae

Ozza Okuonghae (b. Jos, Nigeria) grew up in Wales and studied graphic design in Leicester, UK. Invert (2014) is a typeface created by Ozza for a university project. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rachel Samuel

Cardiff, Wales-based designer of the deco typeface City Slicker New York (2016) and the tree branch-themed Spiralis (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ray Meadows

Aka p2pnut, b. Wales, 1943, who started making fonts in 2009 at FontStruct. Alternate URL. Dafont link. Klingspor link. In 2010, Ray Meadows set up shop at MyFonts.

Prolific creator at FontStruct in 2009 of the 3d typefaces Alphabox, Alphabox Reverse, Alphabox Lite, Alphabox Lite Complete, Alphabox Shadow and Alphabox Basic. He also made RM Playtime (outlined 3d family), Art DECOrated, Single DECOr, Romantic (+Carved, +Carved Shadow), TripleDECOr, New Romantic, SOFA, Mondrianish, Eye Test, Meltdown (grunge), Ameslan (American Sign Language), DECO Noir, DECOction, DECOserif (+Bold), DECOoction (+Bold Open), DEChrome, DECOpix, DECOr (a pure art deco typeface like Levine's Art Lover JNL), DECOThin (+Medium), Scrapheap, Westward (Far West font), Cheese Fondue, Alphabox Reverse (shadow font), AlphaRune, Spaced, Gothicky, Grand Prix, Entrees (alphadings), Compround, Phatzzo (nice!), DECOr8, Gothicky, Gothicky Grey, RM Ginger, RM Albion (blackletter), and Opening (outline face). RM Squarial (2009) is a hairline sans. Its 3d version is RM Squarial 3D. RM Typewriter (2009, +Medium, +Bold, +Old) is an old typewriter face. RM Serifangle (outline art nouveau face, +3D, +Chrome, +3DChrome) and RM Corrugation (postage stamp, white on black style) are both interesting. RM DECO Serif (2009) is in the RM Typewriter style series. RM Bowie Basic is a futuristic typeface based on the typeface used on Mars in "The Waters of Mars" (2009). RM Playtime Stencil (2009) is a rounded stencil typeface based on RM Playtime Solid. There are more styles such as RM Playtime 3D.

Additions in 2010: RM New Albion (blackletter), RM Lined, RM Serifancy (Western face), RM Almanack (+Old), RM Tubeway (+Chrome), RM Thinny, RN White Letter, RM Blacklet, RM Squarial (+Ribbon, +3d), RM Typewriter Old, RM 7even, RM SideSlip, RM Teeny, RM Teeny 1.5, RM Narrowboat (+3D) (athletic lettering).

His typefaces at MyFonts include RM Victoriana (2010, caps only Victorian face), RM Whiteletter (2010), RM Signwriter (athletic lettering), RM Deco (pure Broadway art deco), RM True to Type (typewriter face), RM Scrapheap, RM Elegance (condensed, with high ascenders), RM Playtime, Graphite

Creations in 2011: RM Celtic, RM Uncialic (+RMWL Uncialic: Carolingian), RM Opensans, RM A Sign of the Times, RM Sans, RM Oliver (bold rounded sans), RM Soft Sans (wonderfully round sans), RM True To Old Type (old typewriter), RM True to Type (new typewriter), RM Middy, RM Phatso (textured), RM Phatso 2.0, RM Phatso 2.0 Solid (texture typefaces).

Creations in 2012: RM Luceat (a bullethole typeface), RM Jazz Age, RM Basic Serif (roman face), Alphabox (a 3d family: +Reverse, +Lite, +Reverse Stencil), RM Slab, RM Slabb, RM Tubes (3d typeface), RM Smoothsans (rounded sans), RM Romantic Carved (+Shadow: a beautiful set of beveled typefaces), RM Westward, RM Typerighter, RM Uncorrugated, RM Snowtime, RM Smooth Jazz, RM Smooth Age, RM Nova Albion (blackletter), RM Tubes Chrome, RM Squarial FS10, RM Basic Serif.

Typefaces from 2013: RM Bloc, RM Greek, RM Victoriana, All Bricks, RM Deco, RM Random Outline, RM Random 3D, RM Random (cartoon face), RM Celtic Condensed, RM Westus Condensed, RM Westus (Western, spurred), RM Hunky (chunky and modular), RM Thunk (piano key face, thick and chunky), Westward Ho (spurred Western face), RM Hangle (chuunky and elliptical).

Typefaces from 2014: RM Firmstone (+Outline, +Condensed, +Outline Condensed), RM Ebdon Outline, RM Imber Outline, RM Moss Outline, RM Imber, RM Art Decorated, RM Celtic Inline.

Typefaces from 2015: RM Deco, RM Stoney, RM Mondrianish, RM Stoney Shaded, RM Middy, All Bricks, RM Shepherds.

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Rhian Sian

During her graphic design studies, Rhian Sian (Swansea, Wales) created a decorative typeface in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Riah Goodison

Newport, Wales-based graphic designer and photographer. She created a nice set of graphics that explain the various typographic terms. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rich Chitty
[Ctrl Alt Design]

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Richard Chambers
[Borderline Artistic (or: Valley Type)]

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[Thomas Yendall]

British printer and typefounder. British Letterpress writes: In 1878 Thomas Yendall took over a printing business started by John Taylor eight years earlier. The firm became a limited company in 1911. By 1925 type casting had started under the name Riscatype. Ten years later printing stopped and Yendall concentrated on the manufacture of type. In 1984 Yendall and Co. went into voluntary liquidation. The firm had cast type using Monotype machines, housed in a cramped green metal building in Risca, South Wales.

Pictures of the 1938 Riscatype Catalogue of the Yendall&Co. of London. I can't detect any original types in that catalog. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Robyn Crowther

At the University of South Wales in Cardiff, Robyn Crowther designed an untitled typeface (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rosie Williams

During her studies in Cardiff, Wales, Rosie Williams created the New York City Slicker typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ryan Everett

During his studies in Cardiff at the University of South Wales, Ryan Everett created the outlined typeface Diamond in the Rough (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sara Cane

During her studies in Graphic Communication at Atrium, Glamorgan Uni in Cardiff, Sara cane designed the hexagonal otline typeface Busking in Berlin (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sarah Michael

Cardiff, Wales-based creator of a decorative caps typeface in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Seb Summers

During his communication design studies at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Seb Summers (Truro, UK) created the experimental typeface Fragmenta (2014) and the hybrid typeface Giltoma (2015, a cross of Optima and Gill Sans). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sebastian Kempgen

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Shani Coe

During her studies at the University of South Wales, Cardiff, Wales-based Shani Coe created the lacrymal typeface The Freaks (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Singh P

Graphic designer Singh P (PDesign) is based in Newport, Wales. He has created the geometric Triangle Font (2009) and a series of techno fonts in 2010 called E1. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Cardiff, Wales-based studio Smöråsbord (under director David Burdus) released a typographic system for Wales tourist brand in 2015. A close collaboration with Colophon Foundry led them to develop Cymru Sans, a sans serif with numerous ligatures and a slight medieval touch. Later the studio produced Cymru Serif, a pairing Scotch Roman. The subtle chamfered edges of the serif's terminals reference the rich stone letter carving tradition in Wales. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sophie Jenkin

During her studies in Swansea, Wales, Sophie Jenkin designed a decorative caps typeface (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Studio James Lewis
[James L. Lewis]

Cardiff, wales-based dublisher of the hand-drawn typeface Quaint (2014, designed together with Jorgen Grotdal). In 2018, he published the 17-layer font Versa. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thomas Acton

During his studies at University of South Wales (CCI/ATRiuM, Cardiff), Thomas Acton created the experimental typeface The Captain Is A Storyteller (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thomas Yendall

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Time Consumed
[Lynsey Feilden]

North Wales-based designer of Time Consumed Roman (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Welsh Fonts

MEU Cymru, located in Cardiff, Wales, sells four Welsh fonts with full sets of diacritics, in conformity with established ISO standards. Their standard "Ffontiau Cymraeg" pack contains the following fonts which substitute four commonly used standard fonts: Afallon (Avante Garde), Cwrwgl (Courier), Heledd (Helvetica/Ariel), Padarn (Palatino), and Teifryn (Times). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Widget's World
[Jason Davies]

From Wales, Jason Davies' free astrological fonts, Widget (2003), AstroGanza (2003), AstroGadget (2003) and AstroScript (2003).

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Zeep Type Foundry
[David John Earls]

Zeep Type Foundry (or ZTF) was founded by David Earls (b. Swansea, 1974). It exists purely, he says, to create Bathgate. For now, he has created the Blitter bitmap font (free for Mac and PC). Truetype for PC here. He writes about himself: David Earls is a recovering graphic designer based in London. He sometimes designs typefaces for his own enjoyment, but considers himself to be very much an amateur who never wants to stop learning. David founded Typographer.org in 1999 in the hope it should provide fiercely independent voice on the web, with honesty, impartiality and independence of funding at its core. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿