Typefaces & Type Foundries

This is a list of type foundries, lettering artists, or specific typefaces that I like. It will grow in the future, but because I just can’t hold back my excitement about their work I start it now.

The correct number of typefaces you need is whatever number it is that you already have +1.

VJ Type

The first typeface I saw and purchased from this foundry was “Jäger”. I’ve been eyeing several others from their catalog. “Cako”, “Eros”, “Love”, “Dahlia”, “Dida”, “Kobe”, “Traviata” in that order will hopefully at some point find their way into my collection.


Mark van Leeuwen

While “Oakley” is the typeface I purchased, it was “Cortese” that drew my attention in the first place. I want to use it on a pulpy fantasy artwork so badly. As soon as my budget allows I hope to add “Cortese” to my collection.



I became aware of Underware during my time studying Communications Design, at that time their typeface “Dolly” garnered a lot of attention. My personal favorites are “Fakir” and “Liza”, and their Custom Typework. It was Sami Kortemäki of Underware who in 2012 created my personal Name-Logo that I again put to use on this blog.



Astype’s “Sveva” screams Fantasy Title Font at me whenever I see it, but I’ve also used other fonts like “Alarm” and “Simeon” from their catalog. I think their Sans “Megato” would also pair nicely with some of my art ideas, so I’ll likely add that one to my collection at some point in the future.



Velvetyne is a free/libre/open source type foundry. I first saw and downloaded the font “Basteur” from their catalog, but I’ve added a few more to my collection. Some of them are too experimental/artistic for my taste and uses.


Oh No type

“Irregardless” stole my heart on first glance and I desperately try to use it for something. I often add it to my photoshop files just because I want to use it, even though it doesn’t make any sense. I’ll likely add more from their catalog to my collection in the future, like “Hobeaux”, “Obviously” and “Viktor Script”


Stiggy & Sands

I added several typefaces from Stiggy & Sands to my collection. Pretty much everything comic/cartoon adjacent. “Engelbert”, “Luckiest”, “Mc Laren”, “Mouse Memoires”, “Original Surfer”, “Peralta”, Ribeye”, “Risque”, “Rum Raisin”, Spicy Rice”, “Toastie” are all fonts for which over time I purchased licenses just because I like their style.


Ellen Luff – Larken

There’s something about “Larken” that spoke to me. The curvature of the sharp serifs gives it an expressiveness that I quite like. And specifically the “k” appeals to me.



Futurefonts is a store rather than a type foundry. There you can buy licences or support for work in progress fonts. Some finished fonts are available there as well. I own licences for “Crow Script” and “Kaligari”, and I got my eyes on “Narwa”.


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