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!


Font Family: Tropikal
 Free for personal & commercial use (w/ attribution)
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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 — Enjoy!

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Parañaque City, Philippines
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