Introducing Sugar Dumplin’ — it’s a super sweet font duo. It includes a sans version, and a serif version, as well as Western European language support.
Inspiration & Process
Isn’t this just a super cute, fun font?! I think that the serif version is my favorite, but I’m digging the combination of both fonts. I wanted to do an all-caps hand-lettered font — I was thinking bakery, coffee mugs, t-shirts — something that was adorable, but had a little ‘tude. In the initial design phases, it was only a single caps option…and then I realized that sometimes, I like the option to use an alternate caps. So, each letter has two versions, slightly different, so that you can switch it up based on how you want the words to look.
What’s even cooler is that I’ve programmed it a little differently, too — you can use a combination of upper & lowercase letters to get the look that you want…but you can also highlight an individual letter in Illustrator or Photoshop to see the alternate option.
I named this one Sugar Dumplin’ in part because of the way I envisioned it being used…but also because in the South, people make up all sorts of crazy sweet nicknames for people. In fact, Sugar Dumplin’ is the one that my daughter, Autumn, picked up from her great-grandparents.
Where to Find It