Free Font Friday: Dekko
by Taylor Slattery | September 25, 2020
Dekko is a handwritten font created by Sorkin Type. It’s got a very casual feel to it, like it’s not trying to impress you, just here to do its job without making too much noise. It’s not overly neat, though it’s clean in appearance and it’s easy to read. Its rounded letter forms and relatively uniform stroke weight add up to a pretty neutral character.
It’s a simple means of adding a slight human touch to your work. This would make it a great choice for pull quotes in something like an interview, which would help humanize the subject without adding any over the top flavor. It almost feels a bit like the lettering you would find in a comic book. Not the aggressive, angular variety from the likes of Marvel or DC, though. More like something from an indie publisher who makes books about breakups or other existential topics whose vapid nature is like, the point, man. Actually, now that I think about it, Dekko sort of reminds me of a mixed-case version of the font used in the Garfield strips.
In all honesty, I think this would make a great choice for something like a comic, or anything comic-related, like posters for a convention or some sort of merchandise like apparel or stickers. Whatever you do, you’ll want to keep it limited in use. Dekko is like a spice with a deceptively strong kick. A little goes a long way. Dekko is available in one weight and can be found for free here.
Taylor is the Managing Editor of Notes on Design. Taylor is a graphic designer, illustrator, and Design Lead at Weirdsleep.