Ascender is a leading provider of advanced font products specializing in type design, font 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 many other hardware & software products.
Ascender provides multilingual, custom font development for a wide range of customers including creative professionals, enterprises and hardware & software developers.
With a passion for type and typographic problem solving, Ascender has extensive knowledge of software engineering, Unicode and world language support.
The Assorted Collection section shows the typefaces of other well-known font foundries like
- Adobe Systems Inc
with well-structured families like "Minion", "Myriad" and "Kepler",
with typefaces like "Ad Hoc", "Norma" and "Rustika",
Bauer Types SA
with well-known typeface families like "Bauer Bodoni", "Folio" and "Futura",
just to name a few. All these complete the portfolio of the Linotype Library with the variety of world-wide type developement.
AAI (Alexcove Art, Inc.) was developed in the spring of 2009 through a font that was used for the children's book: If You Don't Like My Book: Go Out and Write One! by Alex Cove. The font Alexcove is the only font AAI sells at this time. The font is named after the main character Alex Cove. AAI has decided to make the Alexcove font available for purchase - largely due to its unique characteristics. Additionally, by making this font available, AAI hopes to promote the book: If You Don't Like My Book: Go Out and Write One!
Four of the five associates of abc litera met at the school of design in St.Gallen. After completing Jost Hochuli's workshop on Typographic Design in St.Gallen, the three young designers Dominik Hafen, Bernhard Senn and Roland Stieger founded TGG Hafen Senn Stieger, a studio specialized in the fields of typography and visual communication. Contact between them and Jost Hochuli continued and led to a close collaboration when TGG started digitizing Hochuli's hand-drawn artwork for the Allegra type family. When Jonas Niedermann joined TGG, he worked on the digitization of Allegra, and subsequently graduated from the MA course in Typeface Design at the University of Reading, UK. Finally, in early 2014, the five friends founded abc litera GmbH. Following the already released Allegra, Roland Stieger's sans-serif typeface Alena and a further, seriffed, type family by Jonas Niedermann, called Caligula, will soon be available from abc litera.Jost Hochuli (designer of Allegra) Born 8 June 1933, in St.Gallen. 1952-1954 Kunstgewerbeschule St.Gallen, training as graphic designer. 1954-1955 work experience with Rudolf Hostettler at the Druckerei Zollikofer & Co. AG, St.Gallen. 1955-1958 training as compositor at Zollikofer and in the composition class at the Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich. 1958-1959 Ecole Estienne, Paris (course with Adrian Frutiger). Since 1959, own studio for graphic design (focus on industrial and institutional graphic design) and book design, in St.Gallen. 1979 co-founder of the VGSVerlagsgemeinschaft St.Gallen; since then president and designer of this small publisher. Teaching: 1967-1980 as successor to Walter Käch, also taught lettering and subsequently basic formal training of graphic designers at the Kunstgewerbeschule (Schule für Gestaltung), Zürich, with six-month break in 1968 for study in England. 1980-1996 also taught lettering at the Schule für Gestaltung, St. Gallen and ran the 'Typographical Designer' day-release course. Since 1976, lectures and seminars in Switzerland and abroad. 1988 appointment as Professor for Lettering, with focus on typography, at the Universtät-Gesamthochschule Essen; appointment not accepted. Exhibitions: 1983 (with Gerrit Noordzij) in the Ignaz-Günther-Haus, Stadtmuseum München, 1989/90 in Warsaw, Cracow, Thorn and Poznan, 1991 in Stuttgart, 1996 in London, 1997 in St.Gallen, 1998 in Mainz (exhibition of the Typotron booklets at the Gutenberg-Museum), 1999 in Leipzig. In 1993, curator and designer of the exhibition 'Book Design in Switzerland', shown in various countries in Europe and in the USA and Canada. Awards: Icograda prize of honour at the IBA international book art exhibition, Leipzig, 1989. Gutenberg prize of the city of Leipzig, 1999. Numerous books selected for the 'Schönste Schweizer Bücher' and 'Schönste Bücher aus aller Welt' exhibitions. Member of the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI). Honorary member of the Double Crown Club, London. Honorary Fellow of the International Society of Typo graphic Designers (HonFSTD).
International TypeFounders introduces a new collection of original typefaces from ABC Types.
Aboutype, Inc. was founded by Joffre LeFevre, Principal Designer, in 1991. Aboutype charter. Design and develop typographic font software for the communication and entertainment industries.
One of the largest type distributors, Adobe has greatly influenced the evolution of digital type. Adobe's key contributions include the PostScript, Multiple Master and OpenType formats and a large collection of fonts considered by many designers to be graphic standards.
Adriprints Press was founded in 2008 by illustrator and designer Adri H. Trained as a designer and printmaker, hand-lettering and typography has often been part of her work. Her work in typography features handwriting, symbol, and casual everyday fonts.
Based out of Glendale, CA, Aerotype's catalog includes a variety of creative display designs.
Alan Meeks has been working in Design and Typography for over thirty years. In that time apart from designing Corporate Identity typefaces for some of the worlds leading companies he has designed typefaces for Letraset, ITC and other leading type manufacturers.
AlanMeeks.com was set up last year to promote a new range of faces which he has been working on over a ten year period. The faces are designed more for text rather than the headline faces he has done in the past.
Albatross is an independent type design studio started by Jay Hilgert in 2008. Jay specializes in various hand drawn display styles.
David James and Gareth Hague met in 1990, and began working together on record sleeves and custom type projects. In 1996, the tandem formed Alias to market their creations.
For most of his career Michael Doret has been well known as a letterforms artist and designer whose work has overlapped the areas of lettering, illustration and graphic design. Although the work always involved lettering, it was a very different discipline from the world of font design. Recently he expanded his letterforms work into that area under the name “Alphabet Soup Type Founders”. Having been a letterforms artist for many years, he believes that he brings a very different perspective to the art of font design from most other foundries. He’s now bringing these years of experience of creating art with letterforms to bear on his font design efforts, so that with each new font released he’s pushing the envelope and coming up with something new, or a novel twist on the familiar.
The Altemus Collection is not culled from other typographic sources and the designs are not merely auto-traced. We have worked for over ten years drawing and compiling the entire collection, becoming design scavengers who saw potential elements everywhere.
Altered Ego Fonts (AEF) from Brian Sooy are designed to solve visual and typographic problems for print, web and interactive media.
AEF features dingbat, condensed and narrow-width fonts, and original text and display faces. AEF offers the unique and ongoing Eclectic series, a series of useful and whimsical dingbat fonts, including Eclectic Web, the essential toolkit collection of icons for web site development.
Exquisitely spaced and kerned, AEF fonts are created by a designer for designers and discriminating typographers.
Based in Berlin, The digital foundry Anatoletype was founded by Elena Albertoni with French web designer Pascal Duez in 2005, specializing in type design and font development. The typeface library ranges from Dolce, an award winning spirited script face, to DejaRip, a functional sans-serif designed for electronic devices and web design, to Acuta, a contemporary and robust all-purpose serif family. Combining lettering and handwriting expertise with the highest quality in font development, Anatoletype offers a wide range of customized services.
Andrew Foster works full-time as a graphic designer and illustrator in Bedfordshire and has studied at both Bath and Bedford College, England. He has been creative since he was little and continues to be creative now that he is not so little. Andrew has a great interest in lettering and creates his fonts in his free time.
Arabic Type is Nadine Chahine's dedicated blog to the research and design of high quality Arabic typefaces.
Architaraz Type (AT) is a personal foundry of a type design enthusiast Zhalgas Kassymkulov based in Kazakhstan and China.
Archive Type specializes in old typefaces found in old prints, books and samples. The fonts, with the imperfections from years of good service all perfectly preserved, bring a 19th century print shop to the digital age.
Aruban Font Foundry also known as ArFF is a one-man font foundry. According to its creator, George Ryan, the designs that are created and produced by ArFF are done 'because I like them' and for no other reason.
Armasen is a group of young students and type designers based in Brazil. Concerned with the creation and development of typefaces and unique personality. Just want hard work and good typefaces.
Lukas Bischoff lives in Trier, southwest Germany, where he studies communication design at the University of Applied Science. Besides his great interest in typography and font design he also is interested in arts, design and illustrations. His leasure time is spent designing, sketching, making regular visits to museums and reading specialist literature. He also enjoys experimental arts in new media.
Fonts which are made with Cleartype hining
Attention Earthling is a small independent foundry offering several unique display creations.
Australian Type Foundry (ATF) is the commercial outlet for the type designs of designer Wayne Thompson. Wayne felt that Australian designers were unrepresented on the international stage, and so began his foundry in 2001.
Autographis is a foundry based in Munich, Germany, that specialises in handwritten scripts and rough fonts.
Aviation Partners (AVP) was founded as a presentation design company in London UK in the 1980s. Digital font creation started as a supporting service but has gradually become a core, almost obsessive activity. Designer Nicholas Garner says that the purpose is to have fun creating everyday fonts that he and his colleagues will want to use, fonts that lend an edge to their print, web and display designs.
Alphabets features the elegant works of Peter Fraterdeus.
ATF Collection: Classic American Typefaces Reinterpreted
The typefaces originally produced by the American Type Founders Company are well known and well loved. From the familiar sans serif letterforms seen virtually everywhere to thoughtful revivals of historic text faces, ATF's type designs have inspired countless fonts by other foundries.
The American Type Founders™ Collection builds on the ATF legacy of originality, creativity, and innovation, introducing new interpretations of classic ATF typefaces. Fonts in the ATF Collection are developed with the needs of contemporary type users in mind. Attention to aesthetics and usability are paramount. ATF designer font families build on their predecessors, offering more weights and widths, and the robustly expanded character sets and typographic features made possible with digital font technology. The ATF Collection brings the same visual richness to page and screen that handset type once brought to the printed page.