Lobsters, Lobsters, Everywhere!

posted Aug 28, 2012, 9:23 PM by Jenee Pearson Hughes   [ updated Aug 28, 2012, 9:29 PM ]
There's a new font in town, and it's being used in logos all over the shiny-tech-startup world. Just a quick sampling:

What is this ubiquitous font? It is....

The Lobster Font: A lovely bold condensed Script fully loaded with hundreds of subtle ligatures and alternates

 A major problem with making "script" fonts is that it's hard to design each letter so that the letters always connect, while still keeping the individual letters recognizable. Lobster sidesteps this problem almost completely, by taking advantage of the Open Type format, and has twenty six different versions of each letter, plus a bunch of ligatures for different letter sequences. Check it out:

There's a page on the website of Pablo Impallari, the creator of the chameleonic Lobster font, that gives a ton more interesting examples of how Lobster works. If you're at all interested in typography, it's worth a look.

I want to make a font now.