Every week, we profile a new font and dive into trends, facts, and how-tos about using it. Welcome to our first profile, and thanks so much for being here.
Aaaaand today we have...
Surprise! Our first guest on the font discovery newsletter is slightly crazy.
Langar is a script font and carries on a modern, kooky tone.
In general, script fonts are deeply personal. I mean, think about it, they are digitized versions of handwriting! They bring a personal touch. In the olden days, people wrote calligraphy with a nibbed pen, so most of the scripts were thin and elongated. Some are elegant. Some are crisp and sharp, and some are vintage and decorative.
However, Langar looks as if it's written with a thick marker (It takes inspiration from Gurmukhi), which is uncommon compared to the more traditional scripts. The proportion also looks modern (a topic we will go over in another blog post). All of this tells you Langar is a little bit of contemporary hodge-podge. It's kooky and bold (notice how thick Langar's strokes are, compared to Zapfino, a popular elegant script).
When can we use Langar?
Use cautiously. Casual, bold, and kooky means this speaks to an alternative, younger, and bold audience. Is this your target audience?
It is ok to use Langar for header level information. But remember, Langar will always add a tone of bold and kooky. The strokes are also very thick, so best to be used in large sizes.
Langer is not something that should be used everywhere on your site. When everything is bold and kooky, it can get overwhelming for a user. Please don't use this font for body or UI text -- it is not suited for small sizes.
Langar is available on Google Fonts. See you next week!
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