We were asked by a local distillery named De Bossche Stokers to design a label for their series of liquor. Because they’re housed in an old factory, we decided to give the label a sturdy, industrial feel. We also adjusted their logo to match the design. And of course we couldn’t resist to incorporate some handwriting…
For Canadian company Tim Hortons we created a custom typeface, based upon our Quintus font. They wanted us to give the font a greasy, brushy feel, thus mimicking the writing of a wax pen on glass coffee pots. The original typeface was expanded with alternate characters, drop caps and several symbols.
As you will notice, the font does well in both headers (it even has an ‘instant logo’ quality) and in plain text.
The font finds it’s origin in handwritten notes which were done without paying attention to aesthetics. The regular characters and the ligatures were handpicked to form an organic and natural, very readable result.
The original writing was done with an Edding© 1340 brushpen, giving the font frivolous thick/ thin strokes. We hope you enjoy using the font as much as we did creating it. You can check it out, give it a test run and even buy your own copy here: blackHand