Mixed-case, low-legibility headline font inspired by '80s-era arcade games and the hard-to-read graffiti bubble letter alphabets of the same time period. Free to use, with attribution, even commercially.
My theme was messy. I began looking into paint and the effect it can give when the ink runs out towards the end of the stroke. This led me to looking into graffiti and the 'messy' appearance it can give a place. I took photographs on my way home from Arnolfini of any typographic graffiti I came across and I traced the ones I was fond of. I particularly liked this one that had drips at a slight angle as it was written on a slant so I reproduced my own interpretation of it.
My font is based on the theme 'Squishy'. I decided to produce a typeface with an uneven distribution throughout to reflect the irregularity which I found when researching squishy objects/type. When producing the font on Fontstruct, the smoothness of the letters was altered due to the use of pixels, which I thought worked really well and gave the type a nice style/effect and contrasted well with the smooth forms of the letters so I stuck with it. My inspiration came from graffiti throwups and from basic research which I did into the word 'Squishy'.
Introducing Caprine 1.3! Now supports Cyrillic!
Caprine is based on roller graffiti you can see in virtually any urban area. The straight and rigid lines and angles, along with the thick drop shadows make the face a real crowd pleaser.