Scholtz Fonts, started by Anton Scholtz in 1997, specializes in "African flavor" fonts. The foundry is based in Durban, South Africa, where the Zulu culture of the region has greatly influenced the font design. As a graphic designer, he became aware of how few available fonts were suitable for African inspired design. It was to meet this lack that he initially started work in typography. His wife, Merle Scholtz, has long worked in the field of African patterns and they have collaborated in producing the most extensive font-based collections of African patterns. He has since branched into the genres of art deco and grunge fonts.