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Carefully placed exit strokes, serifs, and flags help differentiate groups of characters that might otherwise have similar structures, such as I l 1, n u, and b d p q.
Carefully placed exit strokes, serifs, and flags help differentiate groups of characters that might otherwise have similar structures, such as I l 1, n u, and b d p q.
Cash App used Shantell Sans to let users order a physical Cash Card, customized with their info.
Cash App used Shantell Sans to let users order a physical Cash Card, customized with their info.
Key tags for the Whitney Shop, by Various Keytags, featuring artwork by Shantell Martin and text in Shantell Sans
Key tags for the Whitney Shop, by Various Keytags, featuring artwork by Shantell Martin and text in Shantell Sans
To gather samples of her handwriting, Shantell wrote several pangrams and a collection of symbols with a favorite marker, the Staedtler Lumocolor M
To gather samples of her handwriting, Shantell wrote several pangrams and a collection of symbols with a favorite marker, the Staedtler Lumocolor M
Shantell Martin, Photo credit Michelle Mosqueda
Shantell Martin, Photo credit Michelle Mosqueda

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T​ype Design & Font Development By Arrowtype. Cyrillic Design By Anya Danilova. Additional Support From Google Fonts.

Shantell Sans

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Shantell Sans mixes variable axes for Weight, Italic, Informality, and Bounce to deliver a wide array of font styles, from friendly, readable, everyday typographic workhorses to striking, high-energy, experimental styles meant especially for animation.

This is the story behind its inspiration and creation.

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Shantell Sans, from Shantell Martin, is a marker-style font built for creative expression, typographic play, and animation.

It is available as a 5-axis variable font as well as a collection of static fonts.

One of my first relationships with words started in elementary school. We did spelling tests every week, I never passed them and had to sit in detention. Despite my fear of tests, I loved words–I knew they helped me express my feelings and made me feel better.

I later discovered I was dyslexic, and recently, I thought, ‘What if I take my words and make a font that is playful, professional, accessible and open?’ I was inspired by Comic Sans because I have always liked how fun and easy it is to read, especially for me as a dyslexic.

— Shantell Martin

Shantell Sans is free and open-source, licensed under SIL Open Font License 1.1, so you can use it in almost any way you can imagine! Read the Shantell Sans license for details. It includes Latin and Cyrillic characters to support a wide array of languages throughout the Americas, Europe, Central Asia, and Vietnam.

Project conception & creative direction by Shantell Martin, based on her artwork, handwriting, and creative philosophy.

More info: https://shantellsans.com/process

CategoryDesign
Release Date13 June 2024
RecordFT001