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Al Mohtaraf Assaudi Ltd
Al Mohtaraf Assaudi is a Saudi design house specializing in Arabic type design alongside publication and visual identity.
Apply Design Group
The APPLY DESIGN GROUP is since 1989 well-known for innovative and high-quality typefaces.
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.
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.
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.
Matthew's Bromide font is available from [T-26].
This is either Jonathon Barnbrook's site, or an elaborate hoax... You decide!
This site has apparently moved or gone away. The last known address was http://www.linknet.net/martybee/. Type designer who has had work published by [T-26] and PLAZM.
Designs fonts for ITC, Fontek/Letraset, and Adobe, and creates handlettering, logotypes and marks for advertising, businesses and entertainment industries.
Peter Bilak - transparency
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://www.pangea.ca/~prempel/. Peter's fonts are published by FontShop.
Gunnlaugur SE Briem
The designer responsible for BriemScript and various other BriemFonts. His site also includes a tutorial for type designers on drawing the letters thorn and eth.
Matthew Butterick - Atomic Vision
Site may have moved or disappeared (http://www.atomicvision.com/). Type engineer, interactive media designer and FUSE contributor. Although Matthew's e-zine project 'Dex' is no longer being updated, some interesting design related articles continue to appear on the main site.
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.
Typefaces designed by Vincent Connare and the information about his past type design projects.
Specialist in educational design and publishing. Also creating propietory fonts designed for language learners focusing on clarity and legibility.
Template Gothic, Cyberotica etc.,
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.
Device Fonts is London-based designer Rian Hughes's collection of original typefaces. Provides samples and links to FontWorks for purchasing.
Type designer Timothy Donaldson's site containing hundreds of letterform inspired images and entertainment.
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.
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.
I am an idividual designer (nick: j.d_sky)
Fab has fonts available from FontShop and [t-26]
Facetype loves making fonts. Based in Vienna, Austria, FaceType is contstantly working on new typefaces.
I now live in Brooklyn, NY and run my own business the Kombinat-Typefounders www.kombinat-typefounders.com. I teach type design at the Cooper Union and at the New Jersey City University.
Josh Feldman - Prophet Communications
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://www.prophetcomm.com/prophetsite/280.html. Type designer, musician, multimedia artist and creative director of Prophet Communications. www.prophetcomm.com/iconoclast, Josh's manifesto calling for modern deconstructionist design on the Web, is also hosted on this site.
Fonderie sans plomb
Fonderie sans plomb design, produce and publish exclusively original and custom fonts. They are mainly active in South of France, and focus on promoting typographical functionality and aesthetic through their works.
FontArte Type Foundry
FontArte is a (typo) graphic design studio and an independent digital type foundry based in Warszawa, Poland. The studio was founded in 2004 by Artur Frankowski and Magdalena Frankowska to design original typefaces and provide (typo) graphic solutions.
Established in 2001, www.fontgod.com produces personalised print and cursive handwriting fonts for marketers, game designers, celebrities and the general public. Other services include personal signature fonts, logo fonts and Dingbats. FontGod offers several free fonts including a US Presidential signature font available at www.presidentialsignatures.com and an automated handwriting font creation service at www.fontgrinder.com
The Social Fonting Factory, The new way for worldwide designers to co-create the most creative fonts online.
Site may have moved or disappeared (frank-ford.com/). Frank has created fonts for Thirstype, [T-26] and does custom work.
Formation Type Foundry
Formation Type Foundry is a micro-foundry based in the UK, set up in 2012 by myself, Ian Clewett, to create new and innovative typefaces. I'm increasingly inspired by forms found in nature and this is often the starting point for my graphic and type design experimentation. I'm as excited to see what other designers do with my fonts as I am creating them, so let's push things forward.
Jan Fromm is a Berlin-based freelance designer with a focus on typeface development for corporate communications.
Grafikarna is a graphic design studio focused on producing innovative and effective visual communications.
Fonts for Neck Diagrams
Hail Design is a graphic design consultancy based in Ocean Grove, Victoria, Australia. We design a range of corporate, retail and consumer publications and products, including specialist typographic projects and typeface development.
HiH Retrofonts is a digital microfoundry, specializing in historical display fonts.
Hoffmann Angelic Design
Ivan Angelic and Andrea Hoffmann are the designers of Hoffmann Angelic Design – a design studio that besides producing eloquent Graphic and Logo Designs – have also specialized in providing custom Hand Lettering for many years for the Packaging and Publishing industry - as well as designing specialized lettering and typography for the related fields of Branding and Graphic and Advertising Design.
House of Pretty
Design and development with tongue firmly in cheek.
Pete Warren - Identikit
Pete Warren is a graphic designer with experience in new media, sound, identity and print design. The site features his commercial and custom font design work.
Joel Ignacio - iG.world
'I love fonts. I Love Fonts. I LOVE FONTS!!!... I don't know why, but I love fonts!...'
The IKOffice GmbH is the vendor of its IKOffice Moldmanager ERP and provides a set of additional tools for enterprise users. One of it is the a set of Barcode fonts which make the work with barcodes easier than ever. Just follow the simple tutorials and embed Barcodes in your Excel sheets, Word documents, Crystal Reports and MS Access Reports, and use our barcode technologies from VB, VBA, Java and C#!
Indian Type Foundry
Having decades long experience with Latin typography, Peter Bilak (Typotheque) partnered with Rajesh Kejriwal (Kyoorius Exchange) and Satya Rajpurohit to offer fine quality typefaces for Indian market.
Ingrimayne Type has designed and published a wide range of digital typefaces since 1988.
Yanek Iontef -Fontef
Yanek's type designs have been featured in RayGun and elsewhere.
Jan Henrik Arnold
Frank Jonen - Illustration & Typography
Frank Jonen Illustration & Typography is your prime source when it comes to motion typography and high quality PhotoFont design for your every production needs.
Tim Donaldson's reports that the Kingink site is no longer active and www.timothydonaldson.com is the new address.
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://www.vpro.nl/arteria/maxk/maxk-home.html. Max is a Graphic designer and FUSE contributor.
Manfred's freeware fonts are posted here. His commercial fonts are available at Elsner+Flake and FontShop.
The Kombinat-Typefounders is a publisher and distributor of digital typefaces.
Foundry division was founded in 2009 as part InSign Studio. Konst.ru working as independent foundry from 2010. Konst.ru create freeware, shareware and commercial fonts.
Leo Koppelkamm is a font-designer/illustrator/programmer. He likes to work on projects where all three disciplines meet.
Koval Type Foundry
Koval Type Foundry is a business run by Aliaksei Koval — amateur type designer from Belarus. First type created 2004. Selling fonts through MyFonts.com since 2008. Today selling two type families in several cuts.
Legacy publishing produces a web-comic called "Allegory" at www.otterstow.com.
Lettermin type and design
Lettermin is independent type foundry offering
custom and retail fonts designed by Ermin Mededovic.
Letters from Sweden
Rob specializes in calligraphy and logotype design.
Graphic Design and Web Development Company, creating graphics, fonts and tools for use within the Graphic Design and Typesetting industry. We pride ourselves in creating some of the hippest, hottest designs, graphics and fonts on the web today.
LucasFonts is the retail brand of the fonts designed by Luc(as) de Groot.
Fonts can be licensed online.
Mark Simonson Studio LLC
Mark Simonson is an independent font developer who designs and produces digital typefaces for the retail and custom font markets. He released several font families through FontHaus in the early 1990s, but most of his fonts were released after 2000. He has been developing fonts full-time since 2005. In the earlier part of his career, Simonson was a magazine art director, graphic designer, illustrator and lettering artist.
Laurie McCanna - Free Art Website
Artist, author and type designer.
Font designer who specializes in historical revivals, custom font development and logotype renderings. Mehallo's fonts are available directly through MyFonts, or through other vendors including Fonts.com, Ascender Corporation, Psy/Ops and FontShop.
Mojijuku is a type design workshop in Tokyo, Japan.
Morisawa & Company, Ltd.
Development and sales of software for highquality typesetting.
Development and supply of digital fonts(typefaces).
Development of unified solution of database, automatic typesetting, web and gaiji tools.
(MDS=Morisawa Document Solution)
Sales and support of input & output editing appliances, network appliances, plate making systems ondemand printers, DTP systems and CTP systems.
Sales of the latest network systems.
Several of Gary's fun display typeface designs are available from FontHaus. Ergo, a four-weight
humanist sans family, is being distributed by Linotype Library.
All my fonts are now available as Mac Postscript and PC TrueType, The Typ-O-fish is no more and I have now fonts for sale as well as free ones.
Founded in 2007, MV Typo is an independent digital type foundry based in Alcalá de Henares —the city where Miguel de Cervantes was born—, designing, manufacturing and selling high quality typefaces, both text and experimental fonts.
Designer producing Creative Commons licensed reproductions of historic type and original typefaces inspired by historic models. Insular ("Celtic") styles are particularly well-represented. Also offers an Irish Insular keyboard layout for MacOS X which provides support for the Old Irish orthography and letterforms.
Okay Type Foundry
Okay Type Foundry is a digital type design studio in Chicago. Okay Type makes retail and bespoke typefaces as well as digital lettering, logotypes, typographic consulting.
This site requires Flash. The mysterious Mr On demonstrates various font-related projects.
Ork1 is a foundry that creates real graffiti and street style fonts.
"...you will find an extensive collection of my typographic work, over 450 pages all composed of graphic images of original typography (with a few other items of interest thrown in)
the Typefoundry section shows 148 of my digital fonts and in the other galleries, my handlettered versions in addition to hundreds of published designs"
Page42 Type Foundry
Page42 type foundry specializes in custom type design, localisation and game development.
Jim Parkinson, the designer behind Microsoft favorite Showcard Gothic, various logos, font revivals and original type designs has launched a Web site to display his work.
PhotoshopIsland.com is an exclusive collection of high-quality design tools and tutorials, including custom Photoshop brushes, that make it easy to turn up the volume on your projects. They are also now producing fonts.
Typo thoughts broadcast live from Oslo, Norway.
ReadyType.com distributes ReadyType™ brand fonts. We develop in–house at Ready Design Services, the typefaces we sell exclusively on Readytype.com.
Rebeletter Studios is a collaborative type foundry and lettering studio started by Jim Ford. Rebeletter specializes in high-quality original fonts and custom typography for the music, fashion and entertainment industries.
Schick Toikka is a Helsinki and Berlin based design studio specializing in type design, art direction and graphic design for both digital and printed media. We work in wide range of projects in cultural and commercial fields and collaborate with other studios internationally.
Shotype is an independent typeface design studio that develops and provides Latin fonts for Japanese fonts and Latin customized fonts.
Former type designer and Web personality.
Sketchbook B was founded to explore a range of creative projects, including typeface design.
Slanted Hall features the type designs of Jeff Kellem, providing
quality digital fonts for retail and custom use, along with tools
for typeface design workflow.
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://www.nethost.whanganui.ac.nz/~ctamahor/newmusee/bs/gallery.html. A gallery of new typographic design from RescueMission designer, Brian Smith. Includes commentary on each typeface by the designer.
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, http://hem.passagen.se/goran74/index.html. Swedish type designer.
Studio Christian Bordeaux
Studio Christian Bordeaux is an office for typographically sophisticated and conceptually minded graphic design, based in Northern Germany.
Type and graphic designer.
Jeremy Tankard Typography Ltd
Jeremy Tankard Typography creates, manufactures and retails high quality typefaces for digital use. The typeface collection includes Bliss, Enigma and Shaker which currently are being used around the world for a wide variety of editorial and corporate related work.
Localized fonts on CDs and custom orders.
TattooFont3D.com tries to change minds about Typography and to create beautiful and awesome types, tattoo fonts, 3d fonts, titling or advertising fonts.
More 500 tattoo fonts or true 3d fonts created in a few years, first speller fonts, countries maps tattoo fonts, Polynesian tattoo fonts, Chinese astrology tattoo fonts, auctions fonts, advertising fonts or special events fonts, 3d gambling fonts, showbiz fonts, Eiffel Tower and other tourism tattoo fonts… still in progress… They are just awesome and give any rookie designer a magic touch with Microsoft Office 2007 WordArt functions, Scriptfu under The Gimp, or any kind of special effects titling, compositing or 3D software.
Read the full success story here: http://www.tattoofont3d.com/pages/
Tipo is formed by typographers Darío M. Muhafara and Eduardo Rodríguez Tunni, who started creating a type foundry that would promote high quality, Latin American typographic families, stressing those typographies which are used for text and trying to insert them within the international market.
Type Department offers you custom typefaces for corporate designs as well as retail fonts.
Type Supply designs typefaces and lettering for brands, publications and corporations.
Typefounding is a typeface design and production studio. We provide custom typeface design, typeface design workflow tools, and mastering/production services.
Typejockeys is a type foundry and graphic design company based in Vienna, Austria, established in 2008 by Anna Fahrmaier, Thomas Gabriel and Michael Hochleitner. With its international experience Typejockeys can offer products like custom type and lettering at highest level quality. Other services go from printed material, like posters, editorial- and book design, over digital media, like web and screen design, to corporate design and signage. However, as the name already tells, the small and independent office always focuses on an appropriate use of typography in its work.
typographies.fr was created to present, distribute and offer a type design work, both for Latin and non-Latin fonts, and discuss the question of contemporary type creation in the context of ancient writing systems.
typoma is a font foundry and a typography design bureau, located near Munich, Germany. typoma specializes in mathematical fonts and typography for mathematics and scientific publications.
Typotheque is an independent type foundry offering quality fonts, custom type utilities, and information on typography. Fonts designed by Peter Bilak.
VT2000 Technical Services
A lifelong passion for the alphabet and all things to do with lettering, printing, and typefaces has finally led to learning the craft of type design. The face currently in use by VT2000, but still being worked on, began with a dissatisfaction with “hand-written” fonts. The beautiful ones, like Tekton Pro were too elegant for many uses. At the other end of the spectrum were the impossibly eccentric and, for the most part, unreadable ones. I wanted a font that was more crude and irregular, yet very readable in text sizes.
Willerstorfer Font Foundry
Willerstorfer Font Foundry is an independent font foundry based in Vienna, Austria. It was established by Stefan Willerstorfer and is specialised in designing and producing high quality typefaces.
A difficult site to back out of. Leslie is a graphic designer who has posted type specimens on this site.
Site may have moved or disappeared from its last known address, www.leowol.de/alessio/me.html. Leonardi has made fonts for Linotype, FontShop and others.
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