Words Are MadeUp of Lines
Shantell Sans, from Shantell Martin, is a marker-style font built for creative expression, typographic play, and animation.
It is available as a 5-axis variable font as well as a collection of static fonts.
One of my first relationships with words started in elementary school. We did spelling tests every week, I never passed them and had to sit in detention. Despite my fear of tests, I loved words–I knew they helped me express my feelings and made me feel better.
I later discovered I was dyslexic and recently, I thought, ‘What if I take my words and make a font that is playful, professional, accessible and open?’ I was inspired by Comic Sans because I have always liked how fun and easy it is to read, especially for me as a dyslexic.
— Shantell Martin
Shantell Sans is free and open-source, licensed under SIL Open Font License 1.1, so you can use it in almost any way you can imagine! Read the Shantell Sans license for details. It includes Latin and Cyrillic characters to support a wide array of languages throughout the Americas, Europe, Central Asia, and Vietnam.
Project conception & creative direction by Shantell Martin, based on her artwork, handwriting, and creative philosophy.
Type design & font development by Arrow Type.
Cyrillic design by Anya Danilova.
Additional support from Google Fonts.