Free Font Friday: Lily Script One
by Taylor Slattery | October 16, 2020
Lily Script One is a display script typeface created by Julia Petretta. As far as script typefaces go, this one is a bit atypical. It’s got all the markings of your typical script typeface. Its letterforms are graceful and it features a healthy amount of flourishes, but there’s something about it that makes it stand out. It’s thick. If you were to challenge an adept hand letterer to create a script typeface using only a chisel tip marker, I imagine the result would look something like Lily Script One.
It features an interesting mixture of styles. The strokes begin rounded at the top, before terminating flatly at the baseline or curving daintily upwards into fine pointed spurs. There are some rather unique flourishes featured in its lowercase letterforms as well, particularly so with the s and r characters. In terms of character, Lily Script One feels like something from the 70s, though, of course, my understanding of the era is based entirely on high school spirit days, so I can’t verify the accuracy of this claim.
Regardless, Lily Script One would make a great choice for use in posters or packaging designs if that’s the sort of energy you’re after. Its high-contrast letterforms have you covered in terms of legibility so feel free to go wild. Lily Script One 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.