Munky font a fun bold slab serif typeface
Introducing Munky font, a big plate full of a slab serif. Now to be totally honest I’m not sure about the name. It’s been bugging me. I was planning on calling it Heffalump because it’s such a big lummox of a font. I thought that was a perfect name and I’d nailed it.
But I changed it to Munky as it was shorter and catchier (is that even a word?). But it’s still bugging me.
Being creative is a lot more than just creating. Naming the font should be the easy part. Anyway back to the doing.
Munky was created in Adobe Illustrator with my Wacom graphics tablet. I was going to sketch it out on paper but that always leads to more complex paths. I wanted to keep it’s paths as simple as I could.
It’s not always easy
Originally, I had other layers for Munky a drop shadow, an inline version, and a hatched drop shadow.
The four versions were all perfectly laid out in illustrator. But when I converted the regular font to glyphs app I changed and tweaked every glyph. That meant I had to go back and rework the others. I couldn’t face all the copy and paste of 355 glyphs, so decided to ditch them.
Really annoying cus it took me an age to complete the hatch version. There has to be a better way of doing it without all the copy paste work.
Anyway, less talk take a looky.
Take a look
Munky is a simple beast with a slight retro twist. Some of the serifs are straight while others are more curvacious. Kind of harking back to the 60’s while having a touch of the letterpress about it.
I like to compare fonts to celebrities because I’m weird that way. If Munky was a celebrity it would be more Jeff Bridges than Adam Sandler (Sandler he’s not funny).
A big chunk of charm
Because I made it with my graphics tablet it has the hand-crafted feeling Nothing is a perfect curve and it has a few kinks here and there and of course, I would say that adds to its charm—and it does.
Munky is a friendly typeface that looks great in all caps and is perfect for headlines and titles but is also very legible in sentence case.
It works well for packaging, books, invitations and anything where you want the casual look without being too cartoony.
Buy Munky full commercial font for £6
Full commercial license, with 350 glyphs including uppercase, lowercase, numbers, punctuation and symbols. With support for Western, Central and South-Eastern European glyphs.Buy Munky Font
or buy with USDBuy Munky Font $9
Try Munky font for free
The free version only includes uppercase letters but feel free to use it for your commercial work.Download Munky Font
Important shit: While Munky font is free, it can not be shared by individuals, bulletin board systems, FTP sites, WWW sites, etc., without prior permission.
That is all.