An independent type foundry in San Francisco by Christian Robertson.

Bold Monday
From the Netherlands, founded in 2008 by Paul van der Laan and Pieter van Rosmalen.

An independent type foundry set up by Brighton based design studio, The Entente.

Owned and operated by Peter Bruhn in Malmö, Sweden.

Grilli Type
An independent Swiss type foundry, launched in 2009 by Noël Leu and Thierry Blancpain (now includes Nic Sanchez and Reto Moser).

Hoefler & Co.
Publishes fonts exclusively through its New York sales office and website.

Milieu Grotesque
An exclusive library of typefaces since 2010, from the type design studio in Cascais, Portugal.

Okay Type
Jackson Cavanaugh’s one-person foundry in Chicago.

Managed by three partners since 2003: Fred Smeijers, Corina Cotorobai & Rudy Geeraerts.

Creates computer typefaces inspired by art, history, and sometimes science.

Porchez Typofonderie
Founded in 1994, Porchez Typofonderie is an independent digital type foundry in France.

Process Type Foundry
The Minnesota-based trio of Eric Olson, Nicole Dotin, and Alice Savoie.

Created in 2006 by type designers Veronika Burian and José Scaglione.

Run by Peter and Johanna Biľak, collaborating closely with Nikola Djurek.

The union of eleven young type foundries from around the world.

Can you recommend any others?

# #

March 16, 2011


Ah, wonderful list. I’m really glad to see P22 on there. They’re here in my city, Buffalo, NY – visited them back when I was still in school, a really lovely place run by some really great people.

Great list David, I would have to add Sudtipos ( to that list. If you like your scripts with loads of alternative characters this is the place to hang out.

Also has some really nostalgic stuff on there, although some of the sample designs are a bit over the top.

Great selection! Very happy to see Process Type Foundry on the list. Their very worthy with typefaces such as Klavika,Locator,and Bryant.I’m from St.Paul, so it’s good to see Minnesota in there. :)

Good list, cheers David. Some nice ones I’ve not seen before in there too. Typical though, I’m planning (have written…) a post along these lines for my series! Ah well, that’s life…

Thanks David, great to see that and good to share it with you, very interesting. I have a hand carved wooden image from Switzerland which my brother in law gave me. He came to England to help set up a printing company. I think it is used on a platen.

Thanks for list, David, and for the additional foundries from your readers. Always cool to be introduced to some developers I was unaware of and even cooler to see the local crew at P22 given a nod. :)

Does anyone know of any type foundries in the Los Angeles area? I’ve been googling my heart out to no avail…

Share a thought