Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Font of the Week #4: Anaheim Script

   Good afternoon to everyone! Time for the font of the week again. This week's feature is Anaheim Script from Jukebox.

Anaheim Script

   Anaheim Script was inspired by some hand lettered ad samples in a “how-to” book on lettering. I love this font’s lively and energetic design that is so reminiscent of 1950s and 1960s advertising. The original font was released in 2007, with an updated OpenType Pro version that was relased in 2010. The Pro version added two full sets of alternate caps as well as support for Eastern European languages as well as other basic OpenType features.

   The name was inspired by the town in Southern California, which is where I live. Anaheim was settled by German immigrants in the 1850s. Since the Santa Ana River runs through the area, in German the name roughly translates as “Home by the Ana”

   Anaheim is the 10th largest city in the state and is most famous for being the home of the original Disneyland. Before Walt built his park here, Anaheim was a rural community of mostly orange groves and farms. Once Disneyland arrived in 1955, Anaheim grew up quickly around it to be a vibrant and active city. Anaheim is also home to the Mighty Ducks hockey team and the Anaheim Angels baseball team. Angel Stadium is easily recognizable with its giant red “A” surrounded by a halo which is visible from the 57 south freeway.

   I chose to name the font not only in honor of where I live, but the 1950s designed seemed to go hand-in-hand with the growth of the city during that time.

 Link to Anaheim Script at Veer

   Anaheim Script Pro is perfect for any design that needs a fun and casual script font with flair…or anything that needs to evoke a 1950s ad feel.

   A recent and notable use of Anaheim Script was on the cover of Richard Russo’s book “That Old Cape Magic”.

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