Unicorn Font

Arthus's picture

Greetings all,

After quite a bit of work, I can finally do a release of my new display typeface. Since it's meant for display the level of detail is quite high, making it not really usable for body type. However, this is also an experiment in legibility, to see if some letterforms can be read or not, or if it's all contextual. I didn't design some characters since I didn't see a use for them in a header-only typeface.

The type family consists of a ornamented version, and a more subtle sans. Both use the same main shapes though, and are not completely redrawn. Since I wanted to make this typeface a capitals only , the lower case is used as a series of alternate capitals. I manly chose to do this since I wanted people to be able to type with it in less advanced text programs, which do not have full opentype support or glyph panels.

Well, without further ado, here is a small specimen, showcasing usage in text, the complete alphabet and numerals.

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Chris Keegan's picture

This made my day, well done! This opens up all sorts of new questions about legibility in regards to mane length, hoof width, etc...

Arthus's picture

The discussion would indeed prove to be fascinating, Especially to see the difference between the normal Unicorn typeface and the sans version (without horn) Also, what would your terminals/serifs be when your stroke is a rainbow (like with the numerals) I believe it should be pots of gold.

Due to comments about usability, especially on machine stress, I made 'Unicorn light' available now as well, for if your machine isn't rainbow powered!.
unicorn light

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