Baileywick Festive is from the Jukebox collection and is one of four fonts designed as a set that pays tribute to the art of Mary Blair. Blair was known for her childrens book illustrations, advertisements and most notably, her design work for Disney films and theme parks.
Baileywick Festive was inspired by hand lettering from the “it’s a small world” attraction at Disneyland, which was largely designed by Blair. Her unique color styling and use of shape is what gives the ride its special look. Designed in 2001, Baileywick Festive was originally sold at MyFonts.com before becoming part of the Jukebox library at Veer in 2003.
A fun and playful font, Baileywick Festive is perfect for any design that needs a whimsical feeling. It is sweet and childlike without being saccharine or cutesy.
The font contains a few extra ligatures for double letters. This can help keep the design fresh and give it a more hand-lettered feel.
Designing display fonts like this is always a lot of fun because I am able to be more free with the letterforms. Formal text or serif fonts require extensive and meticulous refining and spacing. Typefaces like Baileywick Festive, give font designers like me a chance to play!