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A List of Fonts by Women | Resource Updated

“Feminism by definition is the believe that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes. There is no one country in the world where women can expect to receive equal rights. No country in the world can yet say that they have achieved gender equality” Emma Watson.



Fonts, Type and Women


This is an ongoing resource of fonts designed by women, as well as supporting material to learn more about female and non-binary graphic and type designers.


— Victoria Rushton’s list of retail fonts designed by women.

— Retail fonts designed by women in 2022 can be found on the Alphabettes site.

Download a PDF file with a comprehensive list of women type designers by Hans Reichardt.

Women of Type: This section —part of The Malee Scholarship— gathers a selection of great typefaces designed by women from all over the world.

— Mulheres na Tipografia Parte 1 by Flavia Zimbardi via Recorte.

How many female type designers do you know? This book aims to shine light on the work of women in type. Besides that it should serve as an alternative educational material for people interested in type history.

Femme Type Book is a publication celebrating women in the type design industry.

Women in Type: Women in Type is a three-year research project undertaken at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication of the University of Reading between March 2018–November 2021. The project benefited from the support of the Leverhulme Trust as part of its Research Project Grants. The project is led by Prof. Fiona Ross with principal researcher Dr. Alice Savoie and post-doctoral assistant Dr. Helena Lekka.

Women in Type lecture by Alice Savoie hosted by The Cooper Union.

The women behind Times New Roman: The contribution of type drawing offices to twentieth century type-making article by Alice Savoie published on Oxford Academic.

Times New Women: Espacio seguro para el intercambio de conocimiento entre mujeres interesadas en el diseño de letra.

Women in Type: Research project investigating visibility of female type designers by Yulia Popova.




— “Baseline Shift: Untold stories of women in graphic design” edited by Briar Levitt and published by Princeton Architectural Press.

— “Extra Bold: A feminist, inclusive, anti-racist, non-binary field guide for graphic designers” by Ellen Lupton, Farah Kafei, Jennifer Tobias, Josh A. Halstead, Kaleena Sales, Leslie Xia and Valentina Vergara. Published by Princeton Architectural Press.

Woman Life Liberty: Documenting the artwork of the Iranian Revolution by Dena Taiebat.

— “What does a feminist graphic design history in the United States look like?” article by Dina Benbrahim published on Alphabettes.

Women At Work: A podcast about female creativity, leadership and feminism by Hey Studio.

Design by Women: Aimed to showcase, celebrate, inspire women + gender expansive + non-binary creatives working in the design + creative industry.

Women in Print 1: Printing History and Culture edited by Artemis Alexiou and Rose Roberto.

Women in Graphic Design 1890 – 2012 by Gerda Breuer and Julia Meer illuminates the forgotten women who made substantial contributions to design by focusing on their merits and quality of work.