Font Friday is a series of posts showcasing new or interesting fonts that have caught my eye this week. This week it’s “Harper”, a sketchy hand-drawn slab serif with a lot of charm.

After the precision curves of last week’s Reina, I figured we needed to loosen up a bit… and Harper is nothing if not loose! Although that’s not to say Harper lacks in structure, with a nice sense of balance and warmth at the heart of the quirky hand-sketched characters. The font isn’t exactly packed with features compared to some, but it’s still easy to see a wide range of applications for Harper’s friendly face.

I put together a samples showing the font in use, with a little help from Watson Steel Pen, and of course the now customary musical accompaniment

Harper is the latest font from the pen of Jennifer DeAngelis Gunn from the Design 23 studio, and if you’re looking for some hand-sketched details you could do worse than spend a bit of time rooting through her other fonts!

More samples of Harper in use are available on the Design 23 MyFonts store


Fonts: Harper, VTG Watson Steel Pen