I am a sucker for Sanrio. This swanky Little Twin Stars (kiki and lala) display typeface is a creation from 2006 by talented seamstress, artist and writer Choly Knight aka Shori Ameshiko. If you like nice tall elegant curleycue letters for your fancypants designs, this is a pretty decent choice. Download the Little Twin Stars TTF! Did you know Kiki can fly through the sky using the star on his back??
Hey, what a clever name. Legos. You know, those bricks you used to play with when you were young. Well, this is a spiffy display typeface called Legos and that is just what it seems to be made of – dimensional stacking toy bricks. Fun! This one is an oldy, way back to 1998 from Tokyo based freelance web designer Yuji Adachi. Download the truetype version now! LEGOS
Marko One – also known as Marko Horobchik is a brush-inspired typeface for children’s literature from Cyreal Type Foundry As the name suggests(Horobchik is Ukrainian for sparrow), the initial idea was to create a typeface-companion for Marko the sparrow — a cartoon character by illustrator and type designer Zhenya Spizhovyi. Marko Horobchik is simple and smooth, has special inner tension and eye-catchy detailing. The letterforms are based on calligraphy and sketches — this is what makes Marko Horobchik lively, enchanting, and amiable. Marko will work best in medium to large sizes and captivating headlines.
While it is technically optimised for better performance on screen, carefullyadjusted outlines promise good quality in print too. Download Marko One Truetype font.
I guess when I get into a groove I stick with it. Another hand drawn, heavy block typeface of the day. This time around it’s Thunder Thighs from S. John Ross from Cumberland Games & Diversions. This is what he had to say about it: Thunder Thighs is a goofy, friendly sort of font, reminiscent of cartoon logos and the like from the late 1970s. Those kinds of shapes, and the comforting nature of huge amounts of black ink on formerly-blank paper, made this one a particularly enjoyable one to create. I drew it with a 0.8mm Pigma and then blackened it with my trusty Sharpie; the whole process was a kind of reversion to childhood. Same principle as “comfort food,” I suppose – a valuable concept in these troubled times. Thunder Thighs is a full keyboard set with a few essential extras like smartquotes and dashes. Download the TTF of the regular and shadow versions.
It’s Block Block Blockography, it’s a freeware font (not for commercial use, you know.) Created in 2011 by Måns Grebäck – a great typeface designer and logo artist (from Sweden?) – Blockography is a nice, fun, sketchy bit of fontery with slabby fun block serifs. A bit kiddish maybe, a bit fun, but pretty catchy on a poster perhaps, or something where you want a casual take on a blocky slab face. Download the TTF.
Quigley Wiggly from Maryland based Nick Curtis at Nick’s Fonts (he also did this funky germanic matterhorn font i had posted last year).. Quigley is a funky fresh script, when i first looked at the spec sheet for it, it didn’t really pop off the page for me – but set a few words with it, and POP! looks really nice and slick, flowing, fun and still legible. Download Quigley Wiggly TTF.