This week we’re featuring an overlooked classic, our San Lorenzo font. It’s an original hand-drawn font with a rustic decorative look which is reminiscent of the ironwork on Mission Style furniture or decorative lettering characteristic of colonial period Mexico. It is based on suggestions from budding design critic (and teenaged daughter of the designer) Caroline Nalle. It was also influenced by the desire to develop more fonts with a look characteristic of the Spanish Colonial era for a collection of fonts on that theme which is in development, a collection which will certainly include San Lorenzo.
The font features a full set of upper and lowercase characters, embellished with fanciful curled serifs and other decorative features which give it a truly striking antique appearance. It also includes a full set of characters for Spanish and other European languages. It’s the perfect font if you want to do a menu for a Mexican restaurant, but attractive enough to find many other uses as well. San Lorenzo is available in TrueType, OpenType and Postscript formats for Windows and MacOS.