Introducing SbB Danceflr, a chunky, bold and fun typeface
This November, I planned to work on a novel for NaNoWriMo. And I got a lot done on the novel, but in the middle of the month, I made the mistake of opening the latest version of Glyphs, my typeface design app of choice, and started playing around.
I’ve got a long list of typeface projects to work on – sketches, prototypes and experiments that I just haven’t had the time to finish. One of the projects that kept coming up was a revised version of one of my first Fontstruct designs, Grande. I really liked the basic structure, but wanted to refine the design outside of Fontstruct.
Until a couple of weeks ago, revisiting Grande always ended up on the backburner. I was looking for a straightforward project to work on in Glyphs. And the Grande rework fit the bill.
I pretty much scrapped 98% of what I had and rebuilt it. The resulting font was very much an evolution of Grande, but completely new. So I decided to give the new design a new name… something fun and different… SbB Danceflr was born.
SbB Danceflr has a regular version and an oblique. I love how bold and fun the design is. High contrast with slightly curved corners. It’s pretty straightforward design. It’s got a large character set with 300+ glyphs. The only Opentype variants in Danceflr are alternate ® and ©.*
* If we are being honest, having alternate registered trademark and copyright symbols is a completely stupid design decision. But I liked both options so what the hell.
Bob Wertz writes about design, technology and pop culture at Sketchbook B. Bob is a Columbia, South Carolina-based designer, creative director, college instructor, husband and dad. He’s particularly obsessed with typography, the creative process and the tools we use to create. He's currently in the middle of a project to design a new shirt a week for an entire year. Follow Bob on Twitter, Instagram and Micro.Blog.