Free Font Friday: Paprika
by Taylor Slattery | August 14, 2020
Paprika is a handwritten typeface designed by Eduardo Tunni. It features strong contrast in stroke width which pairs nicely with the typeface’s overall subtle tilt, giving the text a gentle rhythm for the eyes to dance along with. Its curves are gentle and serve to make the typeface as a whole feel rather round and inviting.
Its generous spacing adds to the appeal, making lines of text feel breathy and light despite their size. Paprika’s tall x-height also lends it a greater degree of legibility and serves to counterbalance the spacing, which at larger sizes, can slow down the reading experience substantially. The variety found within the letterforms adds to its overall appeal and friendly demeanor, making for a pleasurable read.
Paprika has a rather subdued character, making it flexible in use, though due to its humanistic touch, I think it is particularly well-suited for pull quotes. It’s the type of font you might find on a motivational poster in your high school counselor’s office, with a quote set beneath a photo of a beach at sunset. If that’s the type of energy you’re after, be sure to add Paprika to your collection.
Paprika is available in a single weight and you can find it for free here.
Taylor is the Managing Editor of Notes on Design. Taylor is a graphic designer, illustrator, and Design Lead at Weirdsleep.