Coquette (2001, 2017) is an unconnected upright script, a sort of hybrid between French scripts, such as Typo Upright, and 1930s-era geometric sans serifs, such as Kabel. The idea for this typeface came to me in the early ’90s while I was designing a logo. It took me several tries over several years to get it to look the way I wanted it to, a process that taught me a lot about type design and drawing letters. Since its release, it’s become one of my more popular fonts, which is very gratifying since it’s my favorite of all the fonts I’ve designed. In 2017, I expanded the original three weights (Light, Regular, and Bold) to six with the addition of Thin, Extrabold, and Black. I also added several alternate characters (lowercase b, o, s, and ampersand) as well as arbitrary fractions, superscript, a full set of f-ligatures, and a bunch of math characters which were not included in earlier versions.
Weights & Styles
- Six weights: Thin, Light, Regular, Bold, Extrabold, and Black.
- Full set of f-ligatures.
- Alternate characters: Blobless b and o, plain s, and small ampersand. (Accessible via Stylistic Alternates or Stylistic Sets 01–04.)
- Arbitrary fractions (OpenType Fraction feature).
- Extended language support for most Latin-based Western and Central European languages.
* Requires an application or operating system with support for OpenType advanced typography, such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher, or QuarkXPress. Check your application’s user guide. OpenType advanced typography is also supported by most modern web browsers through the use of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
Coquette Specimen. Complete showing of all the fonts and usage examples. 14 pages. 338 KB PDF.
A little Coquette promo thing I made in 2002. Requires Flash.
Evolution of a Typeface: Coquette
A pictorial feature I wrote on the development of Coquette.
The Coquette Bistro and Wine Bar
A very special font sighting during TypeCon in New Orleans back in 2011.
Coquette on “Fonts In Use”
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