Thursday, October 9, 2014

Font of the Week #28: Corner Store

Hello! I hope you’ve been having a nice Autumn so far. After a hiatus, I am resuming this blog and starting up again with the Font of the Week feature. This week’s font is “Corner Store”.

Corner Store

   Inspired by a hand-lettered alphabet in a book on sign painting, this font is one of my favorites in the Jukebox library and has been a popular seller. I really  enjoyed creating this one. The design of the font seems to capture all those nostalgic hand-painted windows in old fashioned soda fountains. Hence the name Corner Store.

   Corner Store has several alternate letters included which can add to the variety available for a more hand-lettered look. There are also four ligatures to insure a smooth flow between certain letters. In the newest updated version of the font, these can be substituted automatically with OpenType features.

   There is an alternate lowercase “e”, shown below, that drops below the baseline. When substituted for the regular e, it lends a slightly different look to the font. This is particularly useful for large words or headline style type. I always enjoy creating typefaces that have some variety to them and allow the user to get the most design possibilities they can from it.

   I have seen several fun and interesting uses of Corner Store out in the world. It is one of the Jukebox fonts licensed by VistaPrint and can be used via their website to create products. Recently it was used on Dean McDermott’s website, “The Gourmet Dad”. McDermott is husband to Tori Spelling and his website is devoted to his family and cooking with his kids. I discovered this use of the font last year when the website was shown on The Food Network.

   Corner Store is part of the Jukebox library at Veer. It is now in available in OpenType format

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