Tropikal: A Serif Display Typeface [FREE]

Type Design
August 30, 2020
By Gabriel Reyes

A vintage modern typeface built for elegance and adventure in mind

Tropikal typeface came from the curiosity of what old Philippine type would look like in today’s modern landscape. Tropikal is a modern rendition of an old style serif typeface inspired from the nineteenth-century Philippine bank notes, newspapers and packaging designs.

Tropikal’s defining quirks are its sharp edges, high contrast between thick-thin stokes and semi-tilted cross bars (eg middle of A, H or e). The typeface can span from a vintage feel to a more modern and expressive vibe. You can use the letterforms by themselves or you can add image overlays or shadows if you feel a little bit adventurous. Either way — Keep exploring!

Salamat!

Font Family: Tropikal
Weight:
Bold
License:
 Free for personal & commercial use (w/ attribution)
File Type:
 .OTF
Language: Tagalog & English

Hello! If you find any weird spacing and kerning, please do let me know! For feedback and suggestions, you can message me on my Instagram OR email me at gabe@gabreyes.com — Enjoy!

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Gabriel Reyes — Sharing Philippine culture & craftsmanship through brands around the world
Brand Identity & Website Designer
Parañaque City, Philippines
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