Mario Feliciano

Mario Feliciano
Portuguese designer and typographer.
Designer of SurfPortugal and editora Fenda's periodicals, which use almost exclusively typefaces designed by him.
Distributes his typefaces through Feliciano Type Foundry.Feliciano represented Portugal at the Association Typographique International in England and started publishing his fonts at Adobe. In 1999 he became Iberia's representative for Enschedé Font Foundry, 2 years after launching his first typefaces at Chicago Foundry T26.

Fonts distributed by Feliciano Type Foundry:
Douro (project for Expo 98)

In Your Typeface



Indices : Typefaces : Californian

Considered of one his finest type designs, Frederic W. Goudy designed Californian as a private commission for the University of California at Berkeley in 1939. Californian was later released by Lanston Monotype for general use by designers and printers.

LTC Californian
Californain FB vs. Berkeley Oldstyle
Question about Californian FB
Sans Pairing for Californian?


Sol Hess

Indices : Designers : Sol Hess

Manager of the Lanston library from the early until the mid 20th century. He designed many of the faces himself, but more importantly commissioned many important faces from Frederic W. Goudy.

Typefaces by Sol Hess:
Bodoni 175
Broadway Engraved
Goudy Handtooled Cursive
Hess Monoblack


Indices : Typefaces : Bookman

The history of Bookman, or Bookman Old Style, begins with the introduction of a typeface named Old Style Antique by the Scottish foundry Miller & Richard, designed by A.C. Phemister as a boldface pairing for that foundry's Oldstyle about 1858. The design became popular and was soon replicated by other foundries, with MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan copying the design as early as 1869. When several smaller foundries combined to form American Type Founders in 1892, their libraries of typefaces had to be consolidated. ATF chose to issue the Bruce Foundry version of Oldstyle Antique, which they had called Bartlett Oldstyle. ATF added some special swash characters and logotypes and rechristed the new design as "Bookman Oldstyle."


Indices : Foundries : Volcano Type

Volcano Type is a independent font foundry based in Karlsruhe, Germany.

The first course: a fast food youthfulness that was served for the first time in 1996. An earthy dish, created by chance, with thirteen organic fonts. Quickly whisked up and devoured. It rarely took more than a few days from sketch to use/digestion by the project. Uncouth forms, erupted from the bowels of the earth. Shattered letters, branded, stressed, humiliated. In order to produce arrogant fonts, far too expressive to last on a page of copy text. Quite indisputably from nature. Still roughly hewn. Raw. Imperfect.

Rui Abreu

Indices : Designers : Rui Abreu

Rui Abreu studied Communication Design at FBAUP, where he graduated in 2003. he has been working has a new media designer in different design/advertisement agencies.
T-26 designer of Tirana (2006, sans family), Cifra (2006, a ten weight sans family), Salto Alto (2006, avant garde sans family), and Forma (2006, stencil font).


Indices : Founderies : ParaType

Russian type foundry specializing in adapting type designs to the cyrillic alphabet, as well as publishing original typeface designs.

Additional Articles:
dot-font: From Russia with Type

Carl Crossgrove

Indices : Designers : Carl Crossgrove

Type designer from San Francisco, California. Crossgrove has designed fonts for Adobe, ITC, and Monotype.

Typefaces by Carl Crossgrove:
Beorcana 2006
ITC Minska
Mundo Sans


Typophile User Profile: Crossgrove Designer Profile: Carl Crossgrove


Indices : Blogs : Typies

Typies is an original and special blog where their contributors try to deal with typographic and graphic design topics. Their aim is to help graphic designers to forget their fears and start working on types.
Typies is a very didactic blog, and the topics it deals with, are unusually mentioned on typographic books. You will note that the information in this blog is very useful and easy to understand.
Ideal for newer typographic designers.


Ray Cruz

Indices : Designers : Ray Cruz

Ray Cruz is a graphic artist, consultant and custom lettering designer. For over three decades his diversified skills have allowed him to work with advertising agencies, publishers, package design firms, branding firms and corporate clients. Designing new and custom typefaces is his favorite endeavor. Ray has received over 30 graphic and type design awards from TDC, AIGA, ADC and other art associations. Currently, he is an adjunct professor at FIT and Kean University teaching type design and drawing with Adobe Illustrator.

CAP & Design

Indices : Publications : CAP & Design

Publisher: IDG Sweden
Editor: Per Torberger

CAP&Design is a Swedish trade journal for graphic designers and other professionals working with visual communication.

Marten Thavenius

Indices : Designers : Mårten Thavenius

Mårten Thavenius is a Swedish type designer. This far, he has released Rattlescript, Aptifer Slab and Aptifer Sans, and Skilt Gothic.

Mårten Thavenius is a GUI Architecht at IBM.

He runs the type foundry Fontcaster.


Indices : Foundries : Fontcaster

A one person font foundry which has designed Rattlescript, released by FontFont, the Aptifer Sans and Aptifer Slab, released by Linotype, and Skilt Gothic released by Font Bureau.

Fontcaster is run by Mårten Thavenius.

External links:

Indices : Designers : Göran Söderström

Göran Söderström (born 1974) lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. Founder of the type design studio Autodidakt. Also working at Pangea design with custom type.

Commercial fonts:
The Satura Suite (2010), released by Fountain.
Meadow Condensed (2010), released by Fountain.
Heroine (2009), released by Fountain.
Meadow (2009), released by Fountain.
Flieger (2008), released by Fountain.

James Craig

Indices : James Craig

James Craig is the author of a number of books on graphic design and typography. Among the better known titles are Designing with Type: A Basic Course in Typography, Production for the Graphic Designer, Thirty Centuries of Graphic Design, and Graphic Design Career Guide.

He teaches typography at the Cooper Union School of Art.


Indices : Type and Lettering Styles : Garalde

Late Old Style type style of the baroque period. Like the Venetian types, this style is based on calligraphic principles, including modulated stroke, oblique axis, adnate serifs and modeled terminals, and moderate aperture. The Garalde italics are closely associated with their corresponding roman fonts and are designed to be used together with them in a subordinate role.

See also Garalde Typefaces.


Indices : Type and Lettering Styles : Venetian

Early Old Style of the Renaissance period, also called Humanist. Letterforms are based on calligraphic principles, including modulated stroke, humanist axis, lachrymal terminals, large aperture. The single most distinctive letter to distinguish Venetians from their cousins is the slanted crossbar in the miniscule 'e'. The Venetian italics were designed separately from roman fonts and were used independently.

The archetypal Venetian font is that of Nicholas Jenson, as used in the 1470 Evangelica Praeparatione by Eusebius. In fact, it is Jenson's city, Venice, that gives this family its name. The Eusebius was an absolute masterwork of printing, and is widely considered to be the first appearance of our entirely modern Roman letterforms.

FF Screen Matrix

Indices : Typefaces : FF Screen Matrix

Designed by Cornel Windlin and Stephan Müller, 1994-95
Released by FontFont

FF Screen Matrix was originally designed for the Visualize The Future exhibition at the Parco Gallery in Tokyo. A set of posters imitating displays of cash dispenser machines prompted the viewer with a set of statements and questions about his/her lifestyle. The font was initially designed to imitate an existing LCD display and has now been redesigned and extended by Stephan Müller.

External Links

FF Call

Indices : Typefaces : FF Call

Released by FontFont, 2000

For their work in cell phone advertising, the three designers (Maik Ignaszak, Stefan Kisters, and Astrid Scheuerhorst ) were constantly in need of display type for phones from Nokia, Motorola, Siemens, etc. As PostScript versions of these fonts weren't commercially available, either from the companies themselves or from various type libraries, they decided to make their own. The result is FF Call, a package of over 70 fonts from a dozen brands of cellular phones. Each design comes in three versions: Regular, Italic and Negative, plus Expert Sets.

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