A Crowdsourced Typeface for this Week’s Free Font Friday

It’s the second-largest city in Bulgaria, and home to around 350,000. And now Plovdid has a type family created by and in honor of its people.

According to its creators, PlovdivTypeface was developed after analyzing thousands of handwriting samples from local residents, as part of a collaboration between Studio Punkt and the Bulgarian type design studio Typedepot. The seven fonts were “inspired by the specific character of the city — warm, multicultural and multidimensional, yet tolerant and unified,” the creators note. It’s available in light, regular, bold, script, san and pictograms. Download free from Behance. 

To accompany Plovdiv, try Santuy, a handwritten free font from UK designer Muhammad Faisal. Santuy has an edginess that makes it perfect for stand-out designs on badges, posters, product packaging, headers and brand applications. Download free from Behance. 

As always, thank you for following our Free Font Fridays, and we’ll see you back here next week!