Born in Durban, South Africa, in 1941, Anton Scholtz began designing fonts in 1991 to enhance the work produced by his graphic design company. In 1997 he began to use computer-aided font design and started publishing his fonts on the web.
Based in Africa, surrounded by many African cultures, (particularly Zulu), he has specialized in “African flavor” fonts to make up for the lack of fonts that are suitable for African inspired design.
The Scholtz Fonts range has grown to include fonts of all kinds, including African, Art Deco, Grunge and Script (calligraphic) fonts.
His other major interest is painting and he has, over the years, had a number of international one-man shows and produced the paintings for hotels and a number of public buildings throughout Africa.
[Anton Scholtz, February 2008]