Font Friday is a series of posts showcasing new or interesting fonts that have caught my eye this week. This week it’s Sheldon, the latest from the prolific PintassilgoPrints
A new release from the Brazilian type foundry PintassilgoPrints is always cause for celebration. Over the past few years they’ve managed to amass a consistent collection of hand-drawn typefaces with a distinctively latin twist and an effortless grasp of late-50s/early-60s print and motion typography.
Sheldon is the latest addition to the collection, and like their previous releases is a deceptively clever font, with automatic substitutions of alternative characters in OpenType software to ensure a suitably hand-finished look. Available in three weights and a heavily stylised picture font, Sheldon is extremely readable and would be great for poster and print design. Equally the font would look good at larger sizes online, although being uppercase-only would be less suited to large blocks of text.
The designers suggest Sheldon is strongly influenced by Polish poster design, but to my mind it also gives more than a slight nod to the iconic Saul Bass. Either way, the end result is all Pintassilgo.
A couple of examples of the font in use are below, and I thought we ought to go a little bit old-school today with the audio inspiration…
More samples of Sheldon in use are available on the PintassilgoPrints MyFonts store, with the font currently at a special introductory price.
Fonts: Sheldon (PintassilgoPrints )