Ascender™ Originals is a growing collection of original and revival typefaces created to enhance the typographic palette of creative professionals and developers with fonts that feature artistic distinction and technical sophistication. Many of Ascender's fonts were developed with extensive character sets and advanced typographic features.
The new Georgia Pro and Verdana Pro fonts were developed by Ascender, Carter & Cone and The Font Bureau. The original Georgia and Verdana fonts were commissioned by Microsoft and designed by Matthew Carter to address the challenges of on-screen display. The new Georgia and Verdana typeface families include new weights & styles and OpenType typographic features for enhanced typography both on screen and in print.
Bean & Morris Fonts is a collaboration of two of the most prolific personalities in Australian lettering, logo design and typography: Russell Bean and Keith Morris. The Bean & Morris font collection features a creative range of typefaces including text, display and script fonts.
The Lucida™ family of fonts from Bigelow & Holmes is highly regarded for its legibility and extensive range of type styles. Chuck Bigelow and Kris Holmes developed Lucida as one of the first harmonized typefaces available with an extensive range of styles.
Borges Lettering features the typefaces and lettering design of Charles Borges de Oliveira. Charles is a talented lettering artist and graphic designer with a delightful collecting of handwriting script fonts.
Boutros International, headed by Mourad and Arlette Boutros, has led the field of Arabic creativity, typography, calligraphy and design for more than 40 years. The Boutros collection of Arabic fonts were created in harmony with Latin serif and sans serif typefaces. They are based on both traditional and modern styles. The medium weights are suitable for body text. The other weights are suitable for headlines and sub-headings. The outline, shadow and inline versions can be used to give extra decoration to document headings and for a wide range of other creative purposes.
Canada Type is an independent type foundry and studio based in Toronto, Canada. It was formed in 2004 Rebecca Alaccari and Patrick Griffin. The Canada Type team creates custom fonts and affordable retail fonts with impeccable quality. Their continuously expanding font collection contains a diverse collection of type styles that are very popular with design professionals and creative enthusiasts.
Carter & Cone Type Inc. is a font foundry started in 1991 by Matthew Carter and Cherie Cone. Carter & Cone specializes in custom font for a variety of clients ranging from corporations and publications to educational institutions. Ascender is proud to offer a selection of Carter & Cone retail fonts for download and licensing.
The Chank™ Company is a Minneapolis-based type house. Mister Chank Diesel began making fonts in 1992 when he worked as creative director of the alternative music magazine Cake. Chank develops fonts for casual designers and creative professionals, and his fonts have been featured on everything from consumer product packaging to an exhibit at the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
Club Type was founded by Adrian Williams in 1986 in the UK to offer a range of exclusive, high quality typefaces for ad agencies, creative professionals, publishers and corporations. Adrian Williams began his career converting hot metal typefaces for phototypesetting and has evolved with technology into the digital era by designing fonts for Corporate Identity and Branding commissions. The Club Type Collection is highly regarded for its attention to typographic detail.
Dunwich Type Founders is located in an old factory in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. Led by James Puckett, Dunwich Type Founders creates typefaces with a historical perspective. Their designs are the product of research, study, and relentless proofing. When James is not designing typefaces, he reviews books about graphic design and teaches design at Fordham University.
DynaComware is a leading developer of Asian fonts. The DynaComware font collection includes high quality Asian fonts supporting Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages.
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!
The Font Bureau™ was founded in 1989 by noted publications designer and consultant Roger Black and type designer David Berlow. Font Bureau serves the needs of magazine and newspaper publishers seeking unique typographic identities and has created over 1,500 fonts for more than 300 publications.
The Font Company was founded in 1988 in Phoenix, Arizona and digitized a collection of fonts that include historical revivals and contemporary designs. The Font Company type library contains practically every font style includes bookfaces, scripts, titling, display, blackletter and calligraphy.
For more than four decades, Hallmark Cards has created typefaces influenced by art, fashion and popular culture. While these fonts were intended specifically for proprietary use in greeting cards, framed sentiments and other forms of social expression, now you can bring that rich tradition of type design to each of your projects and creations. Through AscenderFonts, Hallmark offers fonts reflecting a wide range of visual styles from timeless calligraphic letters to handwritten characters with a contemporary look. Use Hallmark fonts to bring just the right personal touch to your cards, scrapbook pages, posters, newsletters and advertisements—and anything you can imagine.
Description text: Hanyang Information & Communications Co. is based in Seoul, Korea. Established in 1990, Hanyang specializes in developing high quality Korean fonts and graphics communication software products. Ascender is pleased to offer TrueType fonts from Hanyang's acclaimed Korean font collection.
Ascender is pleased to offer IBM's range of Japanese Heisei fonts. IBM™ is a member of the Japanese Standards Association (JSA) and as part of its commitment to support high quality typography IBM commissioned the development of their own Heisei™ families to use in its products.
Laura Worthington has been in the type design field since 1997 and her passion for type is still huge. Laura will draw hundreds of letters as she creates her typefaces and then she develops those characters into alternate versions which results in most of her fonts being packed full of OpenType features such as alternates, ligatures and swashes.
Letraset was founded in 1959 in London and developed dry transfer lettering, an innovative medium for designers and commercial artists. Letraset developed a wide range of typeface styles including script, decorative, picture and text fonts from respected type designers and lettering including Jill Bell, Richard Bradley, Colin Brignall, Tim Donaldson, Dave Farey, Phil Grimshaw, David Quay and Martin Wait. Today the Fontek Digital Typeface collection has over 350 fonts.
LetterPerfect is a specialized independent type foundry offering a diverse range of carefully-crafted, original fonts. Since 1986, LetterPerfect has developed a distinctive range of typefaces from classical and historically-derived styles to lively, contemporary script fonts. Principals Garrett Boge and Paul Shaw have a well-earned reputation for their type design skills and creative expertise. Garrett Boge’s background as a type designer and lettering artist at Hallmark Cards comes through with the wonderful script fonts in the LetterPerfect collection.
Mark Simonson is a talented illustrator, graphic designer, art director and type designer based in Minneapolis. Mark's love of lettering shows in his high quality typefaces.
Microsoft's fonts are highly regarded for their on-screen quality and extensive character sets. Microsoft™ selected Ascender to distribute its font portfolio because of our font development and licensing expertise, and our ability to maintain the integrity of their type designs and font software quality.
Now for the first time these Microsoft fonts, as featured in products such as Windows Vista™ and Microsoft Office™, are being made available to software and hardware developers to license for their products.
The Monotype Corporation has a historic type library which dates back the pioneering Monotype hot metal typecasting equipment from the 1880s. Monotype™ fonts are renowned for their historic quality and fine craftsmanship. This collection includes some of the most well-known fonts including Arial™, Bembo™, Gill Sans™ and Times New Roman™.
Nick's Fonts features the artistic and prolific typographic talents of Nick Curtis. Nick's Fonts is dedicated to the preservation of our rich typographic heritage. Most of the fonts are based on authentic historical sources, gleaned from the massive collections of the Library of Congress. The font collection captures a variety of genres including the Wild West, the Gay Nineties and the Jazz Age.
Outras Fontes was founded in 2006 and is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Outras Fontes, which means “other fonts”, is an independent digital type foundry. It is managed by Ricardo Esteves Gomes, a talented graphic and type designer and researcher. Outras Fontes strives to capture the creativity, diversity and beauty of the Brazilian people and bring new type designs to the typographic community around the world.
ParaType is best known for its extensive library of Cyrillic fonts. ParaType Inc. was established in California in 1998 as a successor of Type department of ParaGraph International in Moscow, Russia. ParaType is directed by Emil Yakupov, who leads their multilingual type development efforts. The ParaType font library includes popular typefaces licensed from a variety of foundries.
Jim Parkinson has been designing letterforms professionally for over forty years. He started as a lettering artist in 1964 for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, then moved back to his native California and was a freelance lettering artist doing everything from sign, advertising, packaging and even lettering for rock bands including Creedence Clearwater, Taj Mahal and The Doobie Brothers. In the mid 1970s Jim worked with Roger Black at Rolling Stone magazine to design a variety of typefaces for the magazine, including the Rolling Stone masthead. In 1990 Jim put away his pen and ink and moved exclusively to the computer to design his fonts. Jim Parkinson specializes in custom fonts and designing and repairing logos and nameplates for magazines and newspapers.
The profonts collection contains a wonderful variety of script and display fonts, and OpenType Pro fonts. profonts is based in Hamburg, Germany, under the direction of Peter Rosenfeld and Dr. Jürgen Willrodt.
International TypeFounders, Inc. (ITF) is led by Steve Jackaman, a type and graphic arts expert with over 30 years experience. The ITF team of type designers and typographers began the development of the Red Rooster Collection in 1990, and developed over 700 original and exclusive typefaces.
The Red Rooster Collection contains both original designs by ITF and carefully selected and exclusively licensed fonts from a variety of type designers and foundries. Included are fonts licensed from ABC Types, England; Alan Meeks Collection, England; Alphabet Innovations/Phil Martin Collection, USA; Arthur Baker, USA; Face Collection, England; Ludlow Collection, USA/England; Foster + Horton, USA; John Howard Crook, Norway; QBF, Germany; Stephenson Blake Ltd., England; P+P Hickson, England; Darren Scott, England; Typsettra/Les Usherwood Collection, Canada; TypeSpectra/Phil Martin Collection, USA; TP Collection, USA; Hal Taylor, USA; Alessandro Segalini, Italy.
The Sassoon® font collection consists of highly regarded educational reading and handwriting fonts designed by Dr. Rosemary Sassoon Phd and Adrian Williams. Rosemary Sassoon is a specialist on the educational and medical aspects of handwriting and letterforms. She was trained as a designer and scribe, and earned her Ph D degree from the department of Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of Reading. Her research into the subject of letterforms that children find easiest to read let to the design and development of the Sassoon family of typefaces. The Sassoon fonts are popular with educators and also with creative professionals for use in advertising and publishing.
Stereotypes is a Germany-based type foundry showcasing fonts designed by Sascha Timplan. Though Sascha wants the foundry to appear new and fresh alongside large international type foundries, he has the intent and the ability to draw glyphs with an elegant and playful character too. There are several ongoing projects for new typefaces, especially for screen typography. The expression “Stereotypes” is about the love of typography and music — it has nothing to do with cliché ideas!
Steve Mehallo has over 20 years communications experience in graphic design, illustration, brand development, advertising, publishing and font design. steve has a diverse background in technology, publishing, education and the arts. His work has been recognized by the Western Art Directors Club, featured in HOW Magazine and his photographic imagery has been published in Communication Arts. steve mehallo is a freelance designer for a variety of Sacramento, California-based and international companies, and continues to develop new fonts that add to his typographic repertoire.
Sudtipos is an award-winning type foundry based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Sudtipos font collection features the work of four talented co-founders: Ale Paul, Ariel Garofalo, Claudio Pousada and Diego Giaccone. Sudtipos is most well known for its amazing variety of script typefaces, most of which contain extensive OpenType typographic features.
The Tour De Force font foundry was founded in 2009 by two Serbian graphics and type designers - Slobodan and Dušan Jelesijević. Tour De Force is a highly professional design team that are developing an original collection of creative font designs.
Type Associates is an Australian-based typographic services group formed in 1993. The Type Associates font collection features high quality typefaces with an emphasis on practical, enduring designs.
TypeTogether is an independent type foundry started by Veronika Burian and José Scaglione in 2006. The two designers met at the University of Reading whilst completing their MAs in Type Design. TypeTogether creates and publishes high quality typefaces and collaborates on new type projects together. Hence the name. TypeTogether is focused on finding innovative and stylish solutions to old problems for the professional market of text typefaces with a focus on editorial use: creating typefaces that perform well in continuous reading, but have enough personality to show. TypeTogether fonts have extensive OpenType typographic features, and their typefaces have achieved recognition in several international competitions, including TDC and ED-Awards.
Ray Larabie first began creating freeware fonts in 1995 and by 2001 he quit the freeware scene and established Typodermic™, a commercial font foundry. Typodermic fonts feature a fresh and exciting array of styles. Ascender offers all the Larabie and Typodermic fonts for both end-user downloads and licensing to software & hardware developers, and can also customize any of the Larabie and Typodermic fonts.
URW++ is based in Hamburg, Germany and has a rich history in digital typeface manufacturing. URW ++ has established itself in the graphic design industry by developing and marketing innovative font and software products. The URW++ font collection features an impressive range of original and licensed fonts of historical importance, and a diverse palette of font styles for designers to choose from.