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Type Style Finder by Timothy Samara

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Kids
Playful, experimental, light hearted, direct, and a little independent
typefaces and color that capture these aspects and appeal to kids
between four and ten years of age show movement and simplicity.
They also convey the effortlessness and energy of games and toys,
exploration, and kids’ growing sense of themselves as entities separate
from their parents.
Beverage Packaging
Smith Design
Laura Markley, design
Jim Olson, lettering
Mike Wepplo, illustration
Glenn Ridge [NJ] USA
Age Groups
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An aspect of gaming or fun is the most common quality among typefaces
that are directed toward a youthful audience or that try to evoke this group
in communications. This fun element is rarely contrived in appearance,
however, as simplicity and artlessness are equally important. Often, an extra-
bold or black sans serif with geometric construction gives the appearance
of smiling or cute eyes in the apertures of the lowercase; indeed, relying
more on the lowercase tends to give the type a more childlike character.
But soft, oldstyle serifs, with less contrast, especially in semibold or bold
weights—in which their curves become more pronounced and rhythmic—
take on a cherubic quality. Similarly, rounded-terminal sans serifs achieve
this same formal quality. Typefaces from educational textbooks—slab serifs
and serif gothics found in nursery rhyme or storybooks—connote school
and education. For slightly older kids in this group who are reading and
participating in activities such as sports and computer games, and who
have been introduced to popular culture and entertainment, typefaces with
abstract details, geometric construction, and illustrative inclusions resonate.
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Strumpf
TM
Open
Graphic | Bold Weight |
Outline with Filled Counters |
Erratic Proportions |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Brubeck’s Cube
Graphic | Light Weight |
Outline | Extruded |
The Chank Company
www.chank.com
friendlyfolks@chank.com
877.GO.CHANK
ITC Static
TM
Graphic Slab Serif | Medium
Weight | Textured Contour |
Caps with Alternates |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Foonky Starred
Graphic | Bold Weight |
Device
www.devicefonts.co.uk
rianhughes@aol.com
44 (0) 7979.602.272
ITC Tyfa
TM
Medium
Serif | Notable Contrast |
Slight Modulation |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
P22 Relax Regular
Stylized Sans Serif | Erratic
Weight | Pronounced Contrast |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
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Age Groups Kids
Chantal Bold Italic
Stylized Sans Serif | Uniform
Weights | Erratic Baseline |
Caps and Small Caps |
Device
www.devicefonts.co.uk
rianhughes@aol.com
44 (0) 7979.602.272
P22 Vidro Regular
Graphic | Pronounced
Contrast | Erratic Weight |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
JY Comic Pro
Stylized Sans Serif |
Uniform Weights | All Caps
with Bold Alternates |
JY&A Fonts
www.jyanet.com/fonts
August Regular
Script–Sans Serif Hybrid |
Moderate Contrast |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
Chascarillo
Graphic Script | Bold Weight |
Erratic Proportions |
Device
www.devicefonts.co.uk
rianhughes@aol.com
44 (0) 7979.602.272
Yellabelly
Script | Uniform Medium
Weight | Moderate Posture |
The Chank Company
www.chank.com
friendlyfolks@chank.com
877.GO.CHANK
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Marshmallow Superpuff
Stylized Sans Serif | Unicase with
Alternates | Medium Weight |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
Linotype Leggodt
TM
One
Graphic Sans Serif | Medium
Weight | Grid Construction |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Chwast Buffalo
TM
Black
Condensed
Sans Serif | Black Weight |
Serif Detail | Condensed |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Linotype Conrad
TM
Regular
Slab Serif | Medium Weight |
Modulation | Slight Italic Posture
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
F2F MadZine
TM
Fea r
Graphic | Bold Weight | Stroke
Distortion | Condensed |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Megan
Graphic | Bold Weight |
Pronounced Contrast |
Erratic Baseline |
The Chank Company
www.chank.com
friendlyfolks@chank.com
877.GO.CHANK
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Age Groups Kids
New Century Schoolbook
TM
Roman
Serif | Medium Weight |
Moderate Contrast |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Postino
TM
Slab Serif | Bold Weight |
Erratic Modulation |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
P22 Stanyan Autumn Bold
Graphic | Light Weight |
Exaggerated Descenders |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
Bawdy Bold
Stylized Sans Serif |
Bold Weight |
The Chank Company
www.chank.com
friendlyfolks@chank.com
877.GO.CHANK
ITC Surfboard
TM
Graphic | Bold Weight | Stroke
Distortion | Sharp Terminals |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Chauncy Decaf Medium
Graphic | Uniform Medium
Weight | Erratic Baseline |
The Chank Company
www.chank.com
friendlyfolks@chank.com
877.GO.CHANK
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