One Tuesday every month, I’m going to round up a couple (maybe a few) awesome display typefaces to showcase and give a little breakdown on each one. If you have a suggestion you want me to take a look at, drop me a line. Let’s jump straight into some headline goodness.
Foundry : Hanoded
Designer(s) : David Kerkhoff
Sheepman is a quick, slightly messy handwriting typeface with very fluid movements. It’s perfect if want to imitate a hastily written note. It also has versatility for more applications with an italic and bold weight also available to expand its range. A handful of alternates and ligatures also help keep the letters flowing and from feeling monotonous.
Foundry : Chank
Designer(s) : Chank Diesel
Cost: $29 – $99
Chauncy Pro is another handwritten typeface but with a more childish and playful look. Shapes are more rounded while strokes feel more deliberate and analyzed – like a child learning to write and trying his or her hardest to make them perfect. By ignoring the baseline, letters bounce from one to the next to create interesting compositions in a line. With tons of alternates and OpenType awesomeness – along with bold and italic styles – Chauncy Pro has a lot to offer any charming, kid-oriented design. It’s definitely better than Comic Sans.
Final Mentions to Check Out
- Molesk Font by Pedro Lobo
- PLSTK Font by Aesthetic Therapie
- Typominima – a minimalist, typography driven WordPress theme
- Jigoshop – a FREE WordPress eCommerce plugin
- Katharine Watson – excellent inspiration for block printing
- The latest issue of MyFonts Rising Stars