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Mandevilla Font

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MandevillaPublisher: Laura Worthington
Mandevilla is a retro font style household. This typeface has 3 designs and was released by Laura Worthington.

Creation of this typeface for entitling, screen, and logo designs was motivated by my expedition and drawing of kinds discovered in nature. Improved, peaceful and classy, yet eccentric enough to utilize slim filaments that in some way are not faint of heart, Mandevilla is named for the verdant tropical vine. The durable plant has firm footing in the soil, then climbs, curving around trees, stretching towards the light, bridging earth and sky.

Mandevilla began as a sans-serif, however its footing, in the form of small round lachrymal terminals, roots it and transforms it into a semi-serif. From there the tendrils spiral-- especially in the uppercase letters, with their echoes of nautilus shells we held to our ears to hear the ocean-- and accept slim, airy ascenders that tenderly but determinedly rise heavenward.

As I sketched, I played with curliques, beginning with the uppercase A. My procedure generally starts with lowercase letters, but I was interested by the spirals and the recommendations to nature, and how that swirl swept around the A, B, and Q, providing each a delicately various character, within a gently mentioned whole. The sweep of my pencil both disrupted and finished the diagonal stems of the A and the K, and this trait intrigued me. How would this theme work its way through the alphabet? When I was finished, I picked up spun sugar, or the vines of a delicate plant-- and hence its name, Mandevilla.

From there, I relocated to the lowercase letters, and sought simpleness to stabilize the embellishments in the uppercase letters. Round, open, friendly, warm, with simply a whisper of the Art Deco period, they soften the more elaborate letters yet confer a touch of clearness. Born as sans-serif shapes, their terminals now carry a tip of drops of dew, moving them to semi-serifs.




Alternates are included to permit adaptability, so each design has your distinct twist. While the Mandevilla default is ornamental, the titling set is unadorned and non-stylized, yet still recording the airiness of the typeface. Gain access to them in the Open Type panel as Titling Alternates, as seen in the User's Guide. They work in some bigger text settings or merely if the design calls for a more standard look.


Also consisted of are a 3/4 size set, noted and found as little caps. Small caps are typically the size of a lowercase letter, however these 3/4 caps are about 80% of the height of the uppercase letters. They work for all uppercase settings-- used together, they maintain a sense of a word shape due to the fact that they are smaller sized and less ornamented than the initial cap and are serif-free.


A set of swashes uses both upper and lowercase variations, with an especially rich choice for each lowercase letter.


Mandevilla includes a downloadable User's Guide, 950 glyphs, and 210 alternates, consisting of sets of uppercase and lowercase letters (both swash and standard-- the standard are noted in the User's Guide as "Titling Alternates"), and 3/4 uppercase alternates noted as "little caps." Thirty-eight accessories total the bundle. May your type rise to meet you as you work!

.Font Family:
· Mandevilla Light
· Mandevilla Regular
· Mandevilla Bold

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