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Type + Place: A Free Font Inspired by the Amazon – Amazonía

A Free Font inspired by the Amazon by Wanderlust Designer

A Free Font inspired by the Amazon by Wanderlust Design

I’m so glad hand lettering is in fashion these days! I am definitely smitten by the trend. So much so that, as part of my New Years resolution to create something every day, I’ve chosen to devote Wednesdays to typography. Today, as a fun exercise, I chose to make a font inspired by a location.

Randomly, I pointed to a world map and landed on the Amazon in Brazil. Imagery of this wild and beautiful location flew through my head  – from soaring trees and dense rain forests to tribal tattoos and exotic bird feathers. Using the app (on my iPad) called iFontMaker, I hand drew the upper case letters to this font below. I named it Amazonía.

Amazonia Font by Wanderlust Designer

Amazonia Font by Wanderlust Designer

After I created the font, I couldn’t resist playing with it a bit and making an illustrated quote.

The Wild and Beautiful Amazon by Wanderlust Designer

The Wild and Beautiful Amazon by Wanderlust Designer

I love how, what I initially drew as feathers in the font, soon became leaves too, both very prevalent in the Amazon.

The font, Amazonía, is available for download up on iFontMaker’s website, so go have a look (the font only contains the uppercase letters.) Look forward to creating more downloadable fonts inspired by a location soon.

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