Black Type Designers & Foundry Owners

Black Type Designers & Foundry Owners

This page is an attempt to answer the frequent question “Where are the Black type designers?” The definition of type designer varies, from professionals who make a majority of their income in typeface design to those who have simply created a single font. This list applies the broadest definition; it includes anyone who identifies as Black and has worked in type design at some point in their career.

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Black Type Designers

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What Inspired this Page

The question asked in 2020, with many designers listed in replies, forming the basis of this database.

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BIPOC Scholarships for Type Design & Lettering Education

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Letterform Archive offers a BIPOC scholarship in each of its public workshops and the Type West program.

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