Free Font Friday: Vampiro One
by Taylor Slattery | October 29, 2020
Vampiro One is a script font created by Sorkin Type Co. Inspired by a rich Italian tradition of monoline scripts, Vampiro One serves to carry the torch into the next century. It’s got a bold, angular look as if it were written with a calligraphy pen or a chisel tip marker. Its letterforms offer a unique interpretation of traditional script fonts, in many cases breaking tradition to create something that feels fresh and new.
It’s also got a slight forward lean to it which guides the reader’s eye along at a smooth rhythmic pace. Its letterforms are very neat and precise, while still managing to maintain a handmade feel. As a whole, Vampiro One is bold and feels uniform in width, resulting in a steady reading experience.
There isn’t much contrast in cap height and x-height, though, so Vampiro One won’t be your go to for long bodies of copy. It’s best suited for display use. It would look great in wordmarks, hero images, or pull quotes. Its rhythmic quality would also be interesting to experiment with as a graphic element in a poster. Vampiro One 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.