Laura Worthington created her new typeface Milkshake just for us — and you. And it’s free. All you have to do is sign up at Fairgoods.
Milkshake is a thick, substantial script designed to become a favorite treat. Laura set out to “create a design that would be friendly, readable, and versatile. I wanted it to be memorable, but still be a workhorse of a script font. As I went through the design and development phase, I was really drawn to how round and thick it was turning out and I liked this look — it makes it a sturdy font, capable of holding up against busy backgrounds and bold enough for headlines or titling treatments.” Over 650 glyphs, including 10 ligatures and 87 swashes. We also made a promotional video. You should watch it:
Like Funkydori, Ganache, and Number Five, Milkshake was sketched rather than rendered with a brush or fountain pen, although Laura used pointed-brush experiments to make sure certain letterforms looked the way they should. “I tried to keep the details to a minimum, make the thin strokes not too thin, keep the x-height tall, and avoid introducing any oddball letterforms that would throw off the design by drawing too much attention to them.” The result is a fun typeface that still manages to be readable, versatile.
New to OpenType? Laura explains how to access alternates and swashes here, and how to use those features if you don’t have design software.