Ohh, this font! Cherokee Rose was something that I’d always wanted to do, even before I learned font design. Since I was a kid, I’ve always been interested in handwriting, lettering, calligraphy… and I always thought it would be badass to learn how to letter in such a way that I could call myself a calligrapher or whatever. Funny enough, I’ve produced this font, by hand, with a Brause 361 nib, Sumi ink, and I’m still all, “Huh? Oh, no, I’m not a calligrapher, I just like doing calligraphy.”
At any rate, this font was on my list — it’s packed full of swashes, alternates, and so much loveliness. After pushing out a few fonts, I decided I was ready to tackle “the big one.” I had so much trouble with this one, as you can read in my blog post specifically about this font. In the end, though, it’s what I’d envisioned, and I’m super proud to have accomplished what I set out to do.