Today's Font Friday is Berimbau, available from My Fonts. Berimbau is a tall and thin, handwritten font. So, even if you have less than stellar handwriting, this font can transform your valentine from a scribbled mess to a tender, hand-crafted love note. And most of all, you want a valentine to look sincere don't you?
Berimbau is an all caps font with alternates. So, if you use all-caps or lowercase you will see different forms of the letters but still all at the same cap height. Below is a sample of the alphabet in all caps and all lowercase. You can see that the all lowercase (bottom sample) is a little more casual and flirty with a loopy "O" and "Y". And the that "e" is just too adorable. It's such a sweet font but toes the line of cloying because it's all caps, narrow and very upright – very sweet but not silly.
For the designs above, I used Adobe Illustrator to create the following:
- lines made fancy with calligraphic brush strokes (from the Artistic - Chalk Charcoal Pencil brush library)
- Rounded corner square with drop shadow (thank you Effects menu),
- arrows drawn with lines (thank you Stroke palette for arrow endpoints and round cap strokes) and
- a heart courtesy of ITC Zapf Dingbats.
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Free Printable – Crossed Arrows Valentine featuring Berimbau font
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