Free Font Friday: Milkshake

by Taylor Slattery | May 1, 2020

Free Font Friday - Milkshake

True to the name, Milkshake feels reminiscent of the type of font you would find hand-lettered on the window of a malt shop. It’s got a chunky stroke and classic retro flavor.

The typeface features thick stems and even at its thinnest points is still rather bold. Due to the fairly high contrast from its thickest and thinnest points, it’s got great readability at both moderately large and small sizes. This opens the designer up to a variety of different applications.

Make it huge and bold and pair it with a loud background or small and subdued with a more restrained color scheme. Milkshake would pair nicely with a utilitarian sans serif, the contrast of which would draw greater attention to its warmth and handmade feel.

As far as script fonts go, this one is pretty versatile. It keeps flourishes to a minimum and isn’t overly decorative. Milkshake can be used for titles and logotypes or even pull quotes. It’s easy to read so don’t be afraid to use it for longer bits of text as well, though body copy might be taking things too far.

Milkshake is available in a single weight and you can find it here.


Taylor is the Managing Editor of Notes on Design. Taylor is a graphic designer, illustrator, and Design Lead at Weirdsleep.


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