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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.
Indices : (Type Design) How To Section
Spacing for good typefitting
Designing for Even Color
Creating Font Families
Deriving Small Cap from Caps
Deriving Obliques from Roman (Sans)
Deriving Bold from Roman
Drawing International Characters
Drawing Cyrillic Characters
Drawing Symbols and Miscellaneous
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.
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.
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'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.
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, 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.
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.
Graphic and Type designer
You can also see other work by Alejandro's at Veer.
MyFonts Rising Stars: Know Your Type Designer: Alejandro Paul
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.
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.
Unit 17 Bickels Yard
151–153 Bermondsey Street
London SE1 3HA
tel +44 (0)20 7407 8800
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.
Font Starter Packs
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.