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A list of companies and individuals that sell the fonts they make.
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A range of cutting edge display typefaces distributed by FontShop and [T-26].
Classic sci-fi fonts by Dave Hill.
Abneil Software Ltd fonts
Sell many different decorative symbols font sets, all for commercial use, royalty-free. Great for website designs as well as in publications, videos etc. True type format fonts (all the sets also include the designs in EPS format as well). Sets include distress, Christmas, hearts, embellishment designs, grids, spirals and many more. Designing fonts since 2002, as well as addons for software products.
Formerly known as About Face. About Type was formed by type designers Chris MacGregor and Don Synstelien to promote and sell typefaces online. Site may have moved or disappeared from it's last know address http://www.abouttype.com/
Aboutype, Inc., founded in 1990 is a design studio that provides all creative services related to the design and development of type and type technology.
Small London-based foundry which showcases the work of Christian Küsters and Carsten Schwesig.
Active Images publishes comic book style fonts designed by Comicraft.
Formerly Handcrafted fonts which specialized in unique and historically inspired fonts and clip art by designers Jonathan Macagba and Gregory La Vardera.
Adobe provides a selection of high-quality Type 1 type, available in Adobe Font Folio, Adobe Type Basics, Adobe Type Browser, Adobe Type On Call, and Adobe WebType, and type utilities.
Type design studio established in 2007 by the Atlanta based design consultancy AKOFA Creative. The studio motto sums up their approach to any challenge..."The impossible is only the unthought of..."
Al Mohtaraf Assaudi Ltd
Al Mohtaraf Assaudi is a Saudi design house specializing in Arabic type design alongside publication and visual identity.
Alphabets, founded in 1987, is one of the first digital-micro- foundries, and was among the first to offer fonts online. Now primarily licensing through online distributors, but direct sales are also available by request.
Alphameric Broadcast Solutions Limited
The Alphameric group provides products and services for terrestrial and satellite data broadcast systems, financial trading technology, public access multimedia systems, custom keyboards and electronic point of sales systems.
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://www.park.wy.us/~alpine/main.html. Specialists in chess and other game diagram fonts.
Altek Instruments have a wide range of innovative products relating to the Barcode, Data Collection and Automatic ID industries.
This site is newly redesigned and is a great resource for all designers. Here they can view the entire 44 font, 8,000 design collection, sample uses and tips and tricks, as well as purchase and download our professional quality decorative and dingbat fonts.
Altered Ego Fonts
Altered Ego Fonts are designed to solve visual and typographic problems for print, web and interactive media.
Multi-discipline designer whose specialties include type revivals, custom font development, symbol/dingbat fonts, logotype work and research and development of international fonts. Kwesi Amuti is also the lead creative of the Atlanta based AKOFAType, a splinter division of the design consultancy AKOFA Creative.
an Art Of Pengwyn
Founded in 1996 an Art of Pengwyn, or AOP for short, has worked for a vast number of companies in the printing and publicity trades creating original Artwork such as: ComicStrips, Cartoons, Greetingcards, commercial Illustrations and webpics but also writing text for Adds, Websites, Screenplays and business Videoproductions. From large internationals such as Hallmark to small local publicitybureaus AOP designs and/or writes abstract ideas into tangiable reality.
Anatoletype is based in Berlin and was created by Pascal Duez and Elena Albertoni in 2005.
"We are passionate by a variety of vernacular sources, as well as manual experimentation, drawing and handwriting.
We explore the potentiality of opentype to fulfill our ideas."
Personal type foundry in Japan, providing traditional Japanese
Your basic grunge font outfit - some fonts are free, some are not.
The Apollo Program
Fonts by Elliott Peter Earls. Several of Peter's fonts are available from Emigre.
Applied Symbols specializes in fonts and graphics for
scientific, mathematical, and technical publishing.
German foundry specializing in processed fonts - they publish a typo magazine as well.
Apply Design Group
The APPLY DESIGN GROUP is since 1989 well-known for innovative and high-quality typefaces.
Apply Interactive is a company specializing in
production, conversion, modification and hinting of fonts in different formats.
A private type foundry, and a design and consulting firm, specializing primarily in (but not limited to) non-traditional Arabic and Arabetic font design and lettering works, and associated software solutions.
Long time custom Truetype font and barcode development specialists. One of our primary specialties includes development for healthcare and pharmacy including warning labels, drug Imprints and barcodes. – http://www.architext.com
Archive Type specializes in antique typefaces found in old prints,
books, and samples. The fonts, with the imperfections all perfectly
preserved, bring all the script, sans-serif, and poster styles from a
19th century print shop to the digital age.
In most cases, character sets are only available in upper and lower
case letters, numbers, and basic punctuation.
Apart from 30 fonts available for purchase, there is a free font and a
few typo T-shirt graphics available for downloading.
Arphic Technology Co.
Arphic Technology offers a wide variety of products to satisfy the needs for fonts and e-commerce products of all customer groups.
Sign & graphic design studio. Typography specializing is hand lettered alphabets.
Artistic Imposter Design
Artistic Imposter Design is the design firm of Brad Washburn, a freelance Web and graphic designer. I specialize in all types of design, including Web design, graphic design, typography, and animation. Artistic Imposter Design can be found at http://www.artisticimposter.com.
Site may have disappeared or moved from its last known address, http://wirehub.nl/~artware/. Featuring The mijn font - to you FL 10.
Ascender Corporation is a provider of advanced font products specializing in font design, development and licensing. Ascender’s founders are font industry experts, and have been involved in developing some of the most important and influential fonts used in computers, phones and printers. Ascender provides multilingual, custom font development for enterprises and hardware & software developers. Ascender also provides affordable, high quality fonts - including Microsoft fonts - for immediate download from the Ascender Font Store website. The Ascender Creativity Font Pack is a value-priced, inspiring collection of fonts, templates and design tools to enhance Microsoft Office.
Astigmatic One Eye
Fonts from the dark spot. AOE's aims are
1. To offer unusual, quality, original TrueType fonts for Macs and PCs.
2. To release, at the very least, one new Freeware font each month!
3. To offer all Shareware fonts at a reasonable rate to you.
AstroAcademia Font Foundry
The AstroAcademia Font Foundry specializes in creating fonts for use in astrological text and graphics. Glyphsets are optimized for populating charts and tables; formatting the symbolic language of astrology within the flow of text; or assembling graphical components for illustrative diagrams and figures. Custom requests are welcomed.
Personal German type foundry of Andreas Seidel.
Attention Earthling Font Foundry
Site may have disappeared or moved from its last known address, http://attention-earthling.com/. Includes fonts from space.
Australian Type Foundry
Australian Type Foundry is an independent producer of original typefaces with an Australian flavour. We retail in lively and funky display faces which are our own original designs, and our custom typeface design is in demand within the Australian design community. see www.atf.com.au
Autodidakt is a Type Design Studio based in Stockholm, Sweden.
Aviation Partners is a London-based partnership which designs for print and internet and also creates fonts.
The partnership was created in 1987 and our history of successful projects covers many delivery platforms from public exhibitions and conferences to product catalogues, CD-ROMs and online training. Font creation started as a supporting service but has now become a significant activity in its own right.
Azalea Software, Inc.
Azalea Software (the last remaining Aldus spin-off) started on the kitchen table late at night and has grown over the years into the oldest digital foundry specializing in bar code and OCR fonts. We love what we do and we hope it shows.
Barcode Products Ltd
Suppliers of barcode fonts and associated reading and printing hardware from a range of developers.
We produce Windows applications, tools or utilities for barcode printing, including Font, ActiveX component, Dot Net server control and a lot more.
The site features Nekton, a new Type 1 font coming soon from this illustrator, animator and designer.
BaseLab is a Base division devoted to type design, font production and programming small tools that started in autumn 2005.
The goal of the foundry is to provide uninterpreted revivals of type samples generated through disappearing printing methods, and create new fonts for dissemination in the type community.
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://www.login.net/sumadia/test/. Bob's font Table Manners family is distributed by 2Rebels, FontShop, PsyOps and can also be ordered direct from Bob himself. You can also pre-order Bob's new font Logan.
The Design Professional's Source for Fonts - Berthold Types is the design professional's source for high-quality, classic typefaces. The H. Berthold foundry, founded in 1858 in Berlin, is renowned for crafting high quality typefaces. Berthold Types continues this tradition and offers one of the world's leading type collections, the Berthold Exklusiv Collection, which consists of 800+ quality-crafted typefaces created under the guidance of Guenter Gerhard Lange.
Bigelow & Holmes
Bigelow & Holmes Lucida typefaces are currently distributed by Ascender Corp.
Last know address - http://cgi3.tky.3web.ne.jp/~oshimoto/extra/bitmap/. Bitmap fonts from Japan.
Dutch Type distributor with more than 15000 fonts in stock. TrueType fonts from Bitstream, Monotype, Linotype and many more. Also barcode and non-Latin fonts. All Dutch site.
Bitstream is an independent supplier of typeface products and technologies to the printing, publishing, graphic arts and electronic publishing industries.
At BizFonts.com you will find bar code and ID fonts including MICR E-13B, CMC-7, OCR, POSTNET, PLANET, PDF417, Code 39, Code 128, DataMatrix, Codabar, UPC, EAN, Interleaved 2 of 5, MSI Plessey, and many more.
Bold Monday is an independent Dutch font foundry established by Paul van der Laan and Pieter van Rosmalen.
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, fiber.net/users/mayan/. Mayan, Egyptian, Coptic, Syriac, Etruscan, Greek, Hebrew, Paleo Hebrew, Persian and Assyrian Cuneiform, Ethiopic, North American Fonts, stylized English and many others.
Boutros International develops, produces and markets a range of Arabic fonts
and decorations, suitable for use in today's world of design and publishing.
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://boybeaver.com/. Create & Communicate with BoyBeaver Fonts. We are designers creating type
to meet your most exacting typographic needs. Featuring the first publication ever of the complete collection of font designs by the eminent 19th century typographer A.A. Turbayne. Our collection is solidly founded
on typographic excellence.
Custom handwriting and illustrated fonts for design and security requirements.
I am a graphic designer for information issues. I work with type, I develop letterforms and types.
'fonts for the complacent middle class'
'It all started back about 20 years ago. I was about ten years old and I know you won't believe this, but I was in a bathroom.'
This foundry's website is no longer available. No new information is known.
A realistic key-caps font and a 3D 'tiled letters' font.
CakeType is an independent digital type foundry, based in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Our aim is to develope and marked original and well-crafted fonts for Macintosh and Windows PC’s.
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://www.carpentertype.com/. Brazillian illustrator Paulo Roberto Purim runs Carpenter Type, which he describes as a comercial type foundry inspired by old books, the Bonsai typeface, a Barbra Streisand song, retro type and the books of Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges.
Carter & Cone
Carter & Cone Type Inc. produces and markets the designs of Matthew Carter. We license his typefaces to end users, and we do custom work for corporations, newspapers, magazines, and university presses all over the world.
H.W. Caslon & Company Ltd.
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address.
H.W. Caslon & Company Limited offers a digital type library drawn from the remarkable range of types historically stocked by the Caslon Foundry, founded in 1720 by William Caslon I, England's greatest punch-cutter.
Castcraft Software, Inc.
Castcraft of Skokie, Illinois shows off a comprehensive library of fonts, all with extended character sets for multilanguage typography.
The CastleType Library includes art deco revivals, classic type styles inspired by ancient sources, decorative fonts, Cyrillic display faces and Castle Originals.
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing
CDAC has been the leading solution provider for Indian Languages on Microsoft Windows.
Celtic Lady's Fonts
Original & traditional Celtic clip art and historical fonts; Sophisticated
Celtic jewelry designs of Brittany Butler. Explore the ancient world of Celts!
Cerajewski Computer Consulting
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://www.mctype.com/. Specialists in barcode and machine readable fonts.
The Chankstore: Fresh new fonts by the American Alphabetician Chank Diesel and his wandering gang of typographic wonderstuds. Home of the original Font of the Month Club.
Characters Font Foundry
Characters is an independent Dutch type foundry started by René Verkaart, graphic designer and typographer.
High quality multilingual fonts at a low price - for professional (non-english) designers with a small budget!
Chess Word Macros & Fonts
The Chess Word Macros & Fonts page provides links to all known free, semi-commercial and commercial chess fonts (which contain representations of pieces and annotation symbols), and provides Word 6, 95 or 97 macros to produce diagrams and game lists using these fonts.
China Type Designs Ltd.
China Type Design Ltd (CTDL) is the design and production centre of asian
fonts of Monotype font library.
CIA (BAR CODES) UK
CIA (BAR CODES) UK creates original TrueType bar code font packages.
Mike Cina's formaer hang-out. Now redirects to Chank.com.
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://www.swankarmy.net/clearlight/. Brad Barham used to have a picture of Leon on his homepage, but now it's gone, and so have the fonts! (not sure what's going on here)
Club 21 was founded in 1999 by Julian Morey, an independent designer/art director working in London.
Original typefaces designed by Adrian Williams. Custom font services. Joint developer of Sassoon educational typefaces. FONTfitter software developer.
We are specialist designers of typefaces, related logos and graphics for computer uses; continually creating fresh new designs to meet situations in which type is used with today's fashion and technology. Our typefaces provide solutions for all manner of products including some well known brands.
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.
Computer Fonts Australia
Computer Fonts Australia produce custom fonts primarilly for businesses focussing on Logo and Signature Fonts.
Joseph Coniglio, Coniglio Type
Fonts conjured from The Realm of Mechanical Antiquity The things we love, made magic once more Living memories gone digital—type designs reborn...
Oliver Conte Design
Custom creations by Oliver Conte Design.
Specialist in educational design and publishing. Also creating propietory fonts designed for language learners focusing on clarity and legibility.
Creators of original Truetype and Postscript fonts with an emphasis
on the bizarre.
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address. Right now I only have one on-line font which can be downloaded but I plan to add approximately 5 over the next few weeks, all original in design.
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://www.hypenet.com/cosmonaut/. Funky display typefaces from Finland which include Scandinavian character sets.
Cubanica is an independent design studio and font foundry founded by Pablo A. Medina. Cubanica believes that design comes from the investigation and interpretation of culture. It is our job to find the cultural essence of each project we work on and speak in its language through the medium of design.
Dalton Maag Limited
A creative team based in London, designing and engineering high quality custom and retail typefaces. Founded in 1991, Dalton Maag has produced work for many major clients.
Datascan creates print solutions and is a font competence center for a wide portfolio of fonts and licenses. Among other things TrueType, delta hinting, PCL, PostScript and custom made (house style) fonts includes the service.
Datascan Font Service Ltd
We are a small but well-established digital typeface company producing printing solutions for all levels of computer use and user. We have been established since 1989 and have produced fonts for a large number of people - from individuals to the biggest corporations
the jay david web page explosion
Gone. Last spotted at http://explosion.nu/main.html. Some fonts available from Jay, others are distributed by Sound of Print.
DecoType, a Dutch company, has developed novel technology for creating uncompromising authentic Arabic calligraphy with the computer.
Devon DeLapp specializes in unique hybrid display, copy, and
custom type design.
Delve Fonts is a full-service independent type foundry in Alameda, CA offering designers exclusive new typefaces, Custom Type Design (including fonts made for mobile devices and foreign language fonts), and Type Services.
DeMeyere Design Incorporated
NotQuiteHandwritten is a typeface based on the handwriting of the designer, Ross DeMeyere.
Canadian foundry specializing in hieroglyphic and symbol fonts.
Design Science Inc.
Design Science produces MathType, a mathematical equation editor for Windows and Macintosh computers.
DesignBase is a freelance design agency developing typefaces on a small scale to support commercial projects.
Device Fonts is London-based designer Rian Hughes's collection of original typefaces. Provides samples and links to FontWorks for purchasing.
"Dezcom Typefaces" is an independent type foundry that intends to push traditional boundaries and produce original contemporary work.
Digital Graphic Labs foundry
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://www.mts.net/~dgl. Digital Graphic Labs - Type Division provides reasonably priced type
solutions and custom font creation services. Browse our online catalog,
order direct from the foundry and save.
dincTYPE is a small commercial type foundry which attempts to provide unique, original display faces at reasonable prices. we currently also offer a number of free fonts.
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, www.disappear.com. Warning! It's difficult to 'back' out of this site. A beautiful, yet strangely graphics intensive foundry site.
Dixie's Delights Fonts
The home of ornamental display faces including dramatic calligraphic interpretations.
Type design and Graphic design studio based in Slovakia, offering high quality typefaces.
Dogpaw Type Foundry
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://www.rust.net/~dogpaw/foundry.html. Dogpaw was a Detroit based type foundry.
DSType was founded in late 1994 by Dino dos Santos and since then designed typefaces for several corporations, magazines and cultural projects. Featured in several magazines like Eye (UK), Computer Arts (UK), Creative Review (UK), Page (DE), Publish (PT), Attitude (PT/UK), Zoot (PT/UK) and Direct Arts (PT). Designed some notable typefaces like Andrade, winner of the Creative Review Type Design Awards, for the Best Revival / Extension Family in 2005 and Ventura, awarded with the Certificate of Excellence in Type Design by the Type Directors Club of New York in 2008, among many other notable releases. Our work was selected for the "Schrift in Form" exhibition at the Klingspor-Museum in Offenbach, Germany. Contributes regularly to conferences, seminars and publications.
Offering professional font software, such as Type-Designer, FontLab,
ScanFont, TypeTool, SigMaker, FontExpert as well as technical font
This British foundry boasts a growing library of high quality TrueType faces. They also offer a custom font production service.
Dutch Type Library
The Dutch Type Library(DTL) is a developer and publisher of exclusive high quality digital typefaces and a producer of professional software for the font production, which operates on an international basis. Established in the spring of 1990, it was the first of its kind in the Netherlands. DTL was founded by the type designer and Senior Lecturer Frank E. Blokland. The Dutch Type Library has set out to produce and publish types of the highest possible quality. This standard not only applies to the type designs but to their digital descriptions as well.
Dutch Type Library
The Dutch Type Library was founded in 1990 by Frank E. Blokland and was the first digital type foundry in the Netherlands. DTL provides a range of original designs, re-releases and revivals of the highest quality. The Dutch Type Library is also producer of DTL FontMaster, a set of utilities for professional font production.
Based in Taiwan, DynaLab is the largest font house in Asia.
I am an idividual designer (nick: j.d_sky)
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