Python How-To

Indices : "How To" Section : Scripting with Python

Before you get started making macro programs for FontLab, you must download and install Python, the programming language that is used by FontLab to write macros. You can download Python from

First you should begin by reading the chapter entitled "Macro Programming" in the FontLab Users' Manual, which can be downloaded from the following locations:
Windows: US : Europe (.zip)

Storm Type Foundry

Indices : Foundries : Štorm Type Foundry

The Storm Type Foundry was founded in 1993 in Prague, Czech Republic, by type designer František Štorm. It specialises in revivals of classic typefaces, and the library includes contributions by Jan Solpera and Josef Týfa. (English) (Czech)

Indices : Foundries : Characters Font Foundry

Founded by ReneVerkaart in 2004, Characters Font Foundry is an independent Dutch type foundry, designing and selling high quality public- and commisioned typefaces. CFF fonts have been used for corporate identities, websites and packaging.

Besides being a self-taught type designer, René Verkaart is the co-founder of Stoere Binken Design, a renowned Dutch graphic design studio based in Maastricht, The Netherlands.


Indices : Designers : Rene Verkaart

Rene Verkaart started CharactersFontFoundry in 2004 as the result of a decade of custom logo- and typedesign for clients. Since 1995 he's been running his own graphic design studio, Stoere Binken Design, with a friend. Most of his early typefaces were custom designed for clients.

Most of his typefaces originate in his holidays. "Visiting new places in the world is a big inspiration for creating new typefaces", he says.

All his typefaces are extensively tested by carefully selected BetaTesters. This are renowned graphic designers or design studios that TestDrive the typefaces in practice and give critical feedback to improve the final release versions.

Omine Type

Indices : Foundries : Omine Type

Brazilian typefoundry owned by Eduardo Omine.


Eduardo Omine

Indices : Designers : Eduardo Omine

Brazilian type designer; graduated from São Paulo University in 2002.

His typeface Beret was awarded the Honorable Mention at the fourth edition of the International Type Design Contest, promoted by Linotype Library from Germany in 2004. Other typefaces by him have also been highlighted recently in several exhibitions (Bienal Letras Latinas 2004, Typegallery 2003 and 2004) and magazines (Design Gráfico, Projeto, Tupigrafia, tipoGráfica).

His personal type foundry is [[Omine Type]

Lanston Type Co.

Indices : Foundries : Lanston Type Co.

Lanston Type's rich history dates back to 1887 when Tolbert Lanston received his first patent for a mechanical typesetting device. Later refinements led to the Monotype casting machine and the emergence of the Lanston Monotype Company as one of the most renowned type supply companies in the world. The Monotype caster was revolutionary and along with other automated typesetting machines helped to usher in a new age of printing technology. Typesetting had, until this time, remained the same as Gutenberg's first hand-set movable type.

The Terminal

Indices : Publications : The Terminal

The Terminal is an online journal dedicated to typography and lettering arts. It features articles on Vojtěch Preissig, the history of ligatures, an interview with Richard Kegler, and more.


Richard Kegler

Indices : Designers : Richard Kegler

Richard Kegler is the founding partner of P22 Type Foundry, which originated in 1994 as an outgrowth of his Master's thesis project on Marcel Duchamp. Mr. Kegler's background in typography and book arts includes ventures in bookbinding and letterpress printing. However, the historical context and background of type continue to be his greatest interest and shape the evolution of P22.

Ute Harder

Indices : Designers : Ute Harder

Ute Harder, aka Frau Jenson, moved to Hamburg, Germany for university studies after unsatisfying jobs with a pharmacy and then a paper manufacturer. Another year followed with a variety of jobs including the great experience as a scenery assistant at the 'Ohnsorg Theater' in Hamburg. In 1994 she studied Illustration and Communication design at the University of Applied Science in Hamburg. In the typography classes of Jovica Veljovic she 'got infected by the typevirus'. In 1999 she digitized 'Marathon', a hot metal typeface originally designed by Rudolf Koch which received special mention at 'Kurt Christians Förderpreis'-Contest. Marathon is licensed to the Linotype Library GmbH. Frau Jenson graduated with the 'Diplom-Designer FH' in 2002 and since she is working as a freelance graphic designer, collaborating on diverse projects for Linotype and developing her own fonts. Frau Jenson lives and works in Hamburg.

Colin Kahn

Indices : Designers : Colin Kahn

Colin Kahn is a design graduate of both Villa Maria College (AAS) and Daemen College (BFA) (Buffalo NY). After a brief job as a web designer he was hired by P22 Type Foundry in May 2004.

James Grieshaber

Indices : Designers : James Grieshaber

Michael Clark

Indices : Designers : Michael Clark

Michael Clark is a calligraphic lettering artist who resides in Richmond, Virginia. His work entails creation of logo designs, titling for CDs, Books and magazines as well as font development for both corporations and independent foundries.

Typefaces by Michael Clark: Frenzy, Pooper Black, Shibumi, Monumental Titling, Peanut, Sting, Sweepy


Indices : Foundries : Sudtipos

Argentinian foundry of Ariel Garofalo, Diego Giaccone, Alejandro Paul and Claudio Pousada. Several of this foundry's types are licenced through Veer's Umbrella label.

Alejandro Paul

Indices : Designers : Alejandro Paul

Graphic and Type designer
b.1972, Argentina

You can also see other work by Alejandro's at Veer.

Additional Articles:
MyFonts Rising Stars: Know Your Type Designer: Alejandro Paul

Stefan Hattenbach

Indices : Designers : Stefan Hattenbach

Stefan Hattenbach (born 1961) is an espresso-fueled art director and graphic designer specializing in type and logo solutions.

After two decades in the industry, a third of that running his own studio, he has managed to keep his work strong and compelling via a dynamic balance of experimentation and traditionalism: a blend which has worked to the benefit of clients such as Greenpeace, Amnesty International, Telia, and Hennes & Mauritz.

He is an avid traveler with a special passion for Italy, and proudly claims A.S. Roma as his favorite soccer team. He, wife Catharina, son Victor and daughter Sarah live in a sunny flat in downtown Stockholm.

Tomi Haaparanta

Indices : Designers : Tomi Haaparanta

Tomi Haaparanta > Suomi Type Foundry



Indices : Type Foundries : Fontsmith

Fontsmith is a leading London based type design studio founded in 1999. The studio consists of a skilled team of creatives, lead by Jason Smith and Phil Garnham. Fontsmith is dedicated to designing and developing high quality typefaces for both independent release as well as bespoke fonts for international clients.

Jason Smith - Founder
Phil Garnham - Type Design Director
Fernando Mello - Type Designer
Emanuela Conidi - Type Designer

Fontsmith Ltd
Unit 17 Bickels Yard
151–153 Bermondsey Street
London SE1 3HA

tel +44 (0)20 7407 8800

Phil Garnham

Indices : Designers : Phil Garnham

Born in Colchester, Essex, in 1980, Phil Garnham graduated from Middlesex University, London, in 2002.


Indices : Designiq

Graphic studio of Filip Blažek was founded in 1997, since 2003 the company name is Designiq. Its focus lies in three main fields — the creation of logotypes and corporate identity, promotion of organisations focusing on cultural work, and consulting services for type designers and type foundries.

Indices : Typefaces

This wiki category is not intended to be a comprehensive list of typefaces. It is however a place to catalogue prominent typefaces of significant historical importance or of exemplary influence.


American Book Faces
"Essential" Typefaces
Featured Faces
Rounded Typefaces

Additional Articles:
Font Starter Packs

Individual Faces

Writing Systems

Indices : Writing Systems

Abjads (consonantal alphabets)
Abugidas (syllabic alphabets)


Most Beautiful Alphabet
Most Hideous Writing Systems?

Indices : Education : The University of Reading

English University located in Reading, west of London.

The Department of Typography & Graphic Communication offers many undergraduate and graduate programs, including the MA Typeface Design, currently directed by Gerry Leonidas.

Si Daniels

Dot Dot Dot

Indices : Publications : Dot Dot Dot

Publishers: Independently published by Stuart Bailey (UK) & Peter Biľak (CZ)
Editors: Stuart Bailey, Peter Biľak
Frequency: Bi-annual

Since its conception in 2000, DDD has immatured into a jocuserious fanzine-journal-orphanage based on true stories deeply concerned with art-design-music-language-literature-architecture and uptight optipessimistic stoppy/revelatory ghostwriting by friendly spirits mapping b-sides and out-takes pushing for a resolution in bleak midwinter through late summer with local and general aesthetics wound on an ever tightening coil.

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