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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Foundry Owners

What Inspired this Page

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

Talks on Black Type Designers & African Writing Systems

BIPOC Scholarships for Type Design & Lettering Education

Open for Applications

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

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Display Type BIPOC Fund

Typography By and About African Americans