Free Font Friday: Yomogi
by Taylor Slattery | September 16, 2021
Yomogi is a cute handwritten font created by Satsuyako. Available in Latin and Japanese alphabets, its pencil-thin stroke-width and open spacing serve as a functional component that makes for easy reading of stroke-dense kanji. On the Latin side of things, the result is a light, airy typeface with a whimsical feel. Its rounded letterforms and imperfect proportions lend the face a quirky, familiar energy that makes the face friendly and approachable.
Its letterforms are simple and honest and the subtle variations found in the x-heights of the characters give the face a quiet rhythm that guides the eye along like the bouncing ball found in karaoke machines. In fact, the ball actually makes an appearance in the form of a comically large tittle right above the lowercase i and j. The uniform stroke width reinforces the face’s innocent vibe and balances nicely with its open counters and spacing.
Yomogi is an effective means of adding some playful charm and a humanistic touch to a variety of design projects. It would look great on packaging, apparel, or just about any other application you can dream up.
Yomogi is available in a single 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.