Plinth is an craftsman-inspired font that leaves a strong and lasting impression. The font includes multi-language support as well as a bevy of Opentype features including decorative alternate caps, double-letter ligatures, complete fractions, currency figures, and 4 stylistic sets. Set One replaces commonly used titles (Mr., Mrs., Miss, Ms., and Dr.) with complementary hand-drawn versions. Set Two replaces common prepositions with complementary wordforms. Set Three seats counting contractions (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.) in their proper superscript place. And Set Four provides a fancy alternate of both ampersand and asterisk.
Here’s a font for the orderly list-maker in all of us! I drew Plinth with a felt-tipped pen and based the letterforms on the alphabet my architectural-renderer-father used to make me practice over and over when I was a kid. I was not too excited about this “bonding exercise” then but it sure has affected the way I write as an adult!
In my opinion, a handdrawn font should function like handwriting as much as possible, so I tried to add as many Opentype features as I could. With discretionary ligatures, contextual alternates and stylistic sets engaged, the letters will transform as you type into a seamless and natural ‘hand’. The result is gridded, orderly wording that I think would meet with my dad’s approval. If only it had been this easy when I was 6!