Mina is an elegant handwritten script font that has a distinctly feminine appeal. I discovered it when a client asked me to find out what font was used for the header of Ivory Lane. See how pretty and clean it is? This is how the designers describe their font –
Go back to a time when the Mediterranean coastline was truly glamorous, when stylish women and men in wire-framed glasses listened to Domenico Modugno songs on the radio while sipping wine in sidewalk cafes.
A relaxing summer’s day, a gentle sea breeze, taking the time to write a postcard to your loved ones in your best handwriting.
The 1950’s may have come and gone, but the elegance and simplicity of that classic style has not, Mina keeps the feel of calligraphy, the long connections between letters is elastic, the clean, thin lines, it is a relaxed cursive ideal for logotypes, titles, and lettering.
Don’t you just love it? The name reminds me of Dracula’s one true love, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Wynona Ryder played that role perfectly, but I digress.
I tried out the font in a few designs, and I wanted to share them with you. The first is one of my favourite quotes from my beloved Terry Pratchett. (I still mourn his loss.) This is from the Tiffany Aching set.
These two are much more in keeping with the mood of the typeface.