Confession: I almost wanted to keep this a secret.
Melika Script is one of my favorite fonts to use when I want to mimic calligraphy on anything and I’m too lazy to do it myself. It has a really nice uneven baseline that’s characteristic of modern calligraphy AND it looks really sweet and pretty! I love the flourishes that you can opt for when you use open type aware applications — you can really make it look handmade.
Look how pretty it is when used on a wedding invitation (in letterpress, of course)!
Here’s a sample of how you can use the glyphs to create different looks to a word. (Graphic created by the JROH Creative, the font designer)
And here’s a poster I created using Melika. You can download the original file by clicking on the image.
Like it? Head over to Creative Market to add it to your font library! It’s currently at 35% off!