Edik has worked on creating Armenian computer fonts since 1987. He has created about 200 fonts and designed many books, magazines and newspapers. Twenty six of his fonts were awarded different prizes at local and International Type Design competitions. Two of his fonts Mariam and Grapalat have been adopted by the government of the Republic of Armenia as official fonts for State offices. He currently works for the National Book Chamber of Armenia as the head of the section of Creating and Saving Armenian Fonts.
If we talk about calligraphy, letters or gestual scripts with many flourishes and swash caps, that really looks like handwriting, or typography, special alphabets for packaging, displays and headlines, in which digitization has been taken the upmost care, then you have to rely on EdyType.
Vienna-based Ekke Wolf works as a free designer of books, exhibitions, and, more and more, typefaces (Atlantic family 2004, Barack 2012, Liebelei 2013). In 2010, he started a longtime project "Typografie in Bibliotheken" ("typography in libraries") with the aim to look for old typefaces and use them as historical templates for new fonts.
Fancy fonts from Judith Sutcliffe
Many children end up (at least for a while) under the impression that the letter after K, in the alphabet song, is Elemeno. If it were the alphabet would be three letters shorter and font design would be that much easier. Of course, that middle letter would be a doozy. Elemeno offers a variety of fun display fonts and handwritten scripts, as well as progressive takes on traditional typestyle classifications.
This impressive collection features contemporary designs as well as remakes of some of the most popular typefaces ever drawn.
Stephen Boss started Emboss Fonts in the mid nineties. The foundry's aim is to explore conceptual ideas, and convert them into fonts for the world to consume. The foundry's customer base is global, ranging from Iceland to New Zealand and many points in between. Elefont Emboss was the first offering, and it was picked up by Skateboarder Magazine. Other designs developed with an organic progression. Owner Stephen Boss is always amused when he sees one of his typefaces on a poster or taxi cab ad. Emboss Fonts is presently developing some more traditional faces, with a few quirks. You can follow owner Stephen Boss on twitter: stephenboss2000
Emily Lime is the foundry of Emily Conners. She is a self-taught type designer with a strong passion for lettering and font creation. It may come as no surprise that this 'southern belle' tends towards the fun, feminine & whimsical….but it doesn't end there. Her strong desire for challenge may lead to some unexpected typefaces this year.
This is a small type foundry from Barcelona, Spain.
Eurotypo is a type foundry and centre of teaching typography, lettering and typeface design as a high-level course of study.We offer our fonts collection and international typeface design courses, workshops and lettering study tours in Spain and Italy. We motivate the students onto expressive experimentation, and functional research. We are also teaching them methods to develop new typefaces and working with type. We help them to create and produce.
The exljbris Font Foundry features the work of the talented and self-taught type designer Jos Buivenga. Based in Arnhem in the Netherlands, Jos Buivenga has established a reputation for creating high quality, innovative fonts, including very popular free fonts!
"Designing offers solutions to a given problem". (Bruno Munari)This bold statement by one of the Italian's greatest design masters has been leading us from the early days of the publishing house to the current activity of font designing. Such words helped us accomplish an ambitious goal: the highest readability of written texts.Like all human activities, reading is an energy-consuming task. A lack of fluency in reading results in great strain, which consumes too much of our energy and eventually hinders the full understanding of what is being read. Hence, high-readability is a major feature of a font and a real gateway to the understanding of a written text.Our goal was accomplished through the creation of the high-readability font EasyReading™, which is specifically dedicated to dyslexics but, thanks to the "Design for All" approach, suitable for all readers.
Eyad Al-Samman is a graphic designer and typographer from Yemen. He has designed Arabic, Latin and Cyrillic fonts and continues to pursue inspiration and excellence in typography.