The Source of the Originals
Well-known type foundries such as Mergenthaler, Linotype, D. Stempel AG, Haas'sche Schriftgießerei, Deberny & Peignot and others laid the foundations towards the Linotype Library becoming the most extensive collection of original fonts. The library contains world-famous classic fonts such as "Frutiger", "Garamond", "Helvetica", "Optima", "Palatino", "Sabon", "Syntax", "Univers" and "Zapfino", to name but a few. Linotype regards itself as a driving force for helping good font designs to success ¿ giving them the opportunity to become classics, even if they were not developed in-house. "Antique Olive" and "Eurostile" are prime examples of this policy.
The names of the most renowned type designers of the 20th and 21st century, e. g., Neville Brody, Matthew Carter, Adrian Frutiger, Hans-Eduard Meier, Gerard Unger and Prof. Hermann Zapf, represent the excellent quality of these typefaces. In addition, modern typefaces that provide a preview of tomorrow's trends offer you room for experimentation when you want to venture into new territories with unconventional designs. Like all Linotype Originals typefaces, they maintain the highest aesthetic and technical standards, backed by well over 100 years of premium typographical quality from Linotype.
Technofonts from Mindcandy
Lanston Monotype was the original company formed by Tolbert Lanston, inventor of the Monotype machine. The company became Lanston Type after parting ways with the English Monotype division. Lanston Type was sold numerous times in the twentieth century and is today owned by the P22 foundry.
Latinotype is a new digital type foundry established in the year 2007 in the city of Concepción, Chile. Our goal is to design new typefaces remixing diverse influences related to our South American identity (most often known as “latino”) with high quality products for the contemporary design industry.
My interest in art and design began in the early 1980's when the revival of calligraphy came about. My mother had taken a class in calligraphy and I found her calligraphy supplies fascinating. The following year I learned italics in the classroom and my skills and interest deepened. I have been a student of lettering and typography since. I studied and am degreed in Graphic Design, and have been a professional designer and illustrator since 1997. At present, I am a freelance designer and an adjunct Professor of Visual Communications at Highline Community College.
LayarBahtera is a group of Malaysians led by Mr. Shahjurul Azmi which gave The Doomsday Alert through letters and formal writing. For that purpose, a few fresh fonts have been designed by LayarBahtera designer team.
Jim Lebbad is a graphic designer specializing in typographic design and handlettering. He has created award-winning designs for domestic and international clients including Arista Records, Nickelodeon, Campbell Soup Company and Simon & Schuster Publishing, to name a few. Upon graduating from Kutztown University, Jim headed straight to New York where he started his career at New American Library as a book cover designer. While at NAL, Jim's handlettering skills won awards from the Type Directors Club. He then moved on to Berkley Putnam Publishing where he was named Art Director. While there, his art direction on numerous covers won awards from the Society of Illustrators. Jim created Lebbad Design in 1981 and continues creating work for a variety of clients both large and small.
We are a small foundry and type design studio experienced in many different fields surrounding type design, typography, visual communication and teaching.¶¶We specialise in letters in a broad sense, from type design to lettering, from Latin to Arabic, passing through other scripts such as Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew and Thai.¶¶Our type library is a manifestation of our personal curiosity and our experimentation ground. We enjoy having room to explore our creativity within the boundaries of functionality, we hope you like what you see!¶
Garrett Boge, an accomplished lettering artist, developed this collection of typefaces for graphic designers. These diverse choices can add style and enhance any layout.
The person behind Letters & Numbers is Brighton based Swiss designer Ursula Hitz. Typefaces by Letters & Numbers are typically hand-made, raw and whimsical.
lettersoup is an independent type foundry based in Berlin, Germany. It was founded by Botio Nikoltchev in 2014. The main focus of lettersoup is cooking fonts with Latin, Cyrillic, Greek and Arabic taste.
LiebeFonts is Ulrike Rausch's Berlin-based independent type foundry. Crafting hand-made fonts & lettering with love since 2009.
Loshaj Foundry was founded in 2013 by Albanian graphic designer Burim Loshaj. Founder Burim Loshaj is a graphic, web, and typography designer based in Northeast United States. Burim strives to meld art, graphic, and web design by finding a harmonious balance between functionality and aesthetics.
Lunchbox Studios is headed by Adam Roe. Originally started as a type foundry, Lunchbox has grown into a promotional and branding agency.
Ewen Prigent live and work in Brest, France. He practice the profession of graphic designer since 2004. La Boîte Graphique is a signature symbol and is the name used as foundry. Alongside his work as a graphic designer, he started to create typeface in 2008. In 2011 he sells his first typeface.
Established in 2016, Letter Omega is a digital type foundry based in Jakarta, Indonesia, primarily producing original, fresh and powerful fonts at affordable prices.¶Letter Omega Foundry applies a multilingual approach to type design, standard character set Latin based for Western & Central European languages. We encourage personal experiments and diffusion of our fonts.
Lewis McGuffie is a British graphic and type designer based in Tallinn, Estonia. He has a background in creating custom type for private clients and branding projects. His typefaces are often drawn from extensive research and he has a keen eye for the physical, historical and regional aspects of typography.¶¶He has also given talks on drawing type and hosts regular workshops on hand-lettering, glass gilding and sign-writing.
Located in Concepción, Chile, Los Andes was established in 2011 by Daniel Hernandez, Miguel Hernandez and Luciano Vergara as a spin-off of LatinoType. Their goal was simple: to make typefaces that would simplify the job of the designers who used them. The young foundry published its first typeface, Pantano, that same year and the rest, as they say, is history.