September 23, 2003

Type Links

Backflip is too unreliable and slow. So I’m gonna move all my type links here, still uncategorised.

God knows it’ll be many moons before I’m done. But it needs to be comprehensive for some serious type id-ing.

Adobe Type
Peter Fraterdeus’ Alphabets Fonts: Nice stuff
amb+: I think they only have two fonts at my last update.
Atelier Telescopic
Australian Type Foundry
awkWerd Type Concern: Bitmap fonts only.

Blambot: comic book fonts
Blue Vinyl Fonts
Buro Destruct
Buy My Fonts: A characteristically wacky url from Alessio Leonardi. I really like what he did with Schering, a piece of corporate work.

closefonts: Schlager
Cape Arcona
Comic Book Fonts
Creative Pro

Dalton Maag: designed the typefaces for MINI and BMW.
DNA Fonts: Signage and hand-lettering fonts, but the site needs some work still. Cannot view character set of all the fonts at last update.
Dutch Type Library
Eric de Berranger et la belle Koala
The Ensched� Font Foundry home of the very lovely and pricey Ruse, by Peter Matthias Noordzij’s (PMN Caecilia) father Gerrit Noordzij.

F Where you can get Karen for $10.
Font Bureau
Fontdiner: Retro faces.
Fontfabrik: German typographic bureau headed by Lucas de Groot.
Fonthead has reasonably priced display fonts. But it’s their freeware such as GoodDog, Holstein and SpillMilk that have been really popular.
formlos, Type Foundry
(The) Foundry: changed their url for some reason
fuel fonts type foundry: Small swedish foundry with some freeware

Garage Fonts
Gerard Unger
House Industries where you can buy cushions, furniture and the like, and of course, fonts.
Patric King’s House of Pretty is pink!
Identifont is another place with a good list of foundries.
Identikal: lotsa techno fonts
[ISM]: Itty-bitty foundry with some nice stuff.

Jeremy Tankard Typography’s new Aspect is very nice.
Kent Lew’s Whitman is available from Font Bureau

Lanston Type Library
(The) Letterbox � nylon
Letterhead Fonts
LetterPerfect Fonts
Lunchbox Studios, home of the lovely Solace, Article and Blinddate
Lux Typographics

Microsoft Typography
Misprinted Type
MVB Fonts
Myfonts has possibly the most comprehensive list of foundries on the net.
nofont: no download link either either for the freeware of commercial fonts

One Way Out
Orange Italic and the ostentatious Luxury Collection
Our Type by Fred Smeijers and Rudy Geeraert�s of FontShop. Nice fonts and also one of the most well-designed and user-friendly font sites I�ve come across.

Parkinson Type Design
Porchez Typofonderie
Poynter Institute
PresenceTypo: Classical Prestige like Poetica.
Prototype Experimental Foundry

Ron Reason Newspaper Design
Rooster Types houses Red Rooster fonts
Rosemary Hall Calligraphy

Shinntype: Fontesque and the custom Richler. Yum.
Smoking Drum: Tiny foundry which categorises its fonts as “clean” and “dirty” (?!)
Sooy Type
Sumner Stone’s Stone Type Foundry

Terminal Design
Test Pilot Collective
Ty Lettau: One man foundry. He seems to like woodtype.
Type Quarry: Some really great script fonts.
(Le) Typophage: Lacoste Sans

Union Fonts
Virus Fonts

Last updated 22 October 2004

To be continued.

Posted by Karen at September 23, 2003 11:08 AM in typography

hi karen.

i’ve been looking through the list. there certainly is way too much for me to go through it all.

i’m looking for a font for my company. its a little one man show so i practically have to do everything myself.

how do i go about choosing a font? what do i need to look at? how do i narrow down the list? how do i know if a font is good or bad or rather how do i know if i’m using it the right way (e.g. the trebuchet debacle which you mentioned in your other post).

i seem to be going nowhere with my search.

any help would be greatly appreciated. thx!


Posted by: Elijah at September 28, 2003 12:03 AM

I think the first thing to remember is NOT to use any system fonts, eg Verdana, Trebuchet, Times, etc…

Posted by: karen at October 4, 2003 02:35 PM

Posted by: Karen at October 31, 2003 12:55 PM

I should give this up and just link to typebase. A rather impressive collection of type links.

Posted by: Karen at November 6, 2003 10:05 PM

Fred Smeijers and Rudy Geeraert’s of FontShop Benelux launch Our Type. Nice fonts and also one of the most well-designed and user-friendly font sites I’ve come across.

Posted by: Karen at December 19, 2003 02:02 PM

How did they get the fonts that big … hee hee

Posted by: jimmy at December 24, 2003 12:06 AM

GAU via Adeph Langley

Posted by: Karen at February 1, 2004 11:39 AM


Posted by: Karen at March 22, 2004 01:15 AM

One way out from Steph, just like the other one.

Posted by: Karen at March 22, 2004 01:29 AM

Ty Lettau

Posted by: Karen at April 2, 2004 12:07 AM

Buy Alessio Leonardi’s fonts.

Posted by: Karen at June 23, 2004 08:23 PM


Posted by: Karen at June 24, 2004 01:26 PM

DNA fonts

Posted by: Karen at August 30, 2004 03:12 PM

formlos, Type Foundry
* Shameless self promotion, of course.. :)

Posted by: Dav / formlos at September 16, 2004 09:03 PM

I wish MORE people would do the same here. Btw, I haven’t had any luck with the Classics link you sent. It simply send me to a page with lots of garbage on it. But other than that the site works great now.

Posted by: Karen at September 17, 2004 02:49 PM


Posted by: Karen at October 5, 2004 09:13 PM

Legible Type from Teresa.
Jestyle: Free grunge fonts

Posted by: Karen at October 8, 2004 12:59 PM


Posted by: Karen at October 19, 2004 02:56 PM


Posted by: Karen at October 20, 2004 10:29 AM

Someone started a forum on Frutiger, the man, not the font.

Posted by: Karen at January 25, 2005 10:56 PM

Letterbox founder, Stephen Banham was my typography lecturer from RMIT. Been to his studio in Melbourne. Love his “Type Lightbox” in his studio. I have taken some photos of the nice type deco in his studio. If you are interested, I could send you the photos.

Posted by: Beverly at January 28, 2005 10:59 AM


Posted by: Beverly at January 28, 2005 11:40 AM

Yes yes, interested. I like nylon from Letterbox. The link is up there, but I’m surprised I haven’t added emigre to the links yet.

What did you study at RMIT?

Posted by: Karen at January 28, 2005 08:17 PM

Hi Karen, where would you like me to send you the photos? Or is there a way which I can post photos up here? I was studying Communications Design.

Posted by: Beverly at January 30, 2005 09:52 PM

It seems like every other day, there is a new foundry up.

Suitcase Type Foundry
Cake Type

Posted by: Karen at February 22, 2005 10:19 AM


Posted by: Karen at April 25, 2005 02:05 PM

Suomi Type
Daily Type

Posted by: Karen at June 28, 2005 12:23 PM

Eduardo Omine

Posted by: Karen at September 7, 2005 11:47 PM
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