I love fonts. Lucky for me there’s as many to choose from as trees in a forest. A great unique font is the perfect way to move a design from ordinary to extraordinary. There are literally thousands of custom fonts to choose from and many places on the internet to look. FontFont.com, DaFont.com, myfonts.com and plain fonts.com are places with ample choices to search for fonts. What really gets me excited is when I find a type designer promoting and selling their own fonts. The sort of person that designs and sells their own fonts has to love what they do and are most likely good at it.
One of the font designers I like to follow is David Occhino. He’s got a growing collection of custom designed fonts and fonts based on logotype. He just released a new font called Forest. Here’s the description from the David’s website: “FOREST is a calligraphic nature font formed with smooth lines and gentle curves. Hints of branch, bud and leaf are evident throughout. Its simple, wholesome quality harmonizes well layouts calling for a crisp, natural look.”
David’s description seems right on target. The very first thing I thought of when I set my eyes on the font was Robin Hood. With Forest and Robin Hood in mind I decided it would be fun to invent a PIXAR-like movie poster. The result is to the right or click here for a high resolution version. The Robin Hood character is from iStock.com and was created by viridian. I like the results so much that I can’t wait to see the movie.
David Occhino fonts are very complete works. Forest comes with a complete character set in both regular and bold. Other important details for a professional appearance have been considered as well like complete punctuation and careful spacing and kerning. All Occhino fonts come with the same attention to quality and detail. Make sure and check out other recent releases Nautilus (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea font), Emblem (car font), TradeWind (pirate font) and Hocus Pocus (Harry Potter font).
The next time you are stuck for something that will move your design to the next level, think about looking for an appropriate custom font and don’t forget David Occhino Design. I recommend all of the David Occhino fonts and can’t wait to see what he will come up with next.