Good Girl Typeface Font

by Catherine Bell

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Good Girl Typeface Font

Good Girl Typeface Font

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Good Girl Typeface is a charming handwritten font family that exudes warmth, friendliness, and optimism. Created by Catherine Bell in 1999, the font style is inspired by vintage publications' hand lettering. Over the years, Good Girl has gained popularity and has become a go-to choice for many creative applications, including packaging, motion graphics, and even homemade zines. Its versatility and unique character make it a valuable addition to any designer's arsenal.
Designer Catherine Bell
Font Style Handwritten
Category Comic, Cool, Family, Funny
LicenseThis is a Free Font
Language 58 Supported Languages Detected.

Afrikaans, Albanian, Asu, Basque, Bemba, Bena, Breton, Chiga, Cornish, Dutch, English, Filipino, French, Friulian, Galician, German, Gusii, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Kabuverdianu, Kalenjin, Kinyarwanda, Luo, Luxembourgish, Luyia, Machame, Makhuwa-Meetto, Makonde, Malagasy, Manx, Morisyen, North Ndebele, Nyankole, Oromo, Portuguese, Quechua, Romansh, Rombo, Rundi, Rwa, Samburu, Sango, Sangu, Scottish Gaelic, Sena, Shambala, Shona, Soga, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Swiss German, Taita, Teso, Uzbek (Latin), Vunjo

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# Good Girl

Current font files for the **Good Girl** typeface. This typeface is a completed, upgraded version of a free font originally released in 1999, also called **Good Girl**, which is available free here:

This design is in progress with several new features still being designed and optimized. The ultimate goal is to upgrade **Good Girl** to a high-quality libre (free forever) typeface.

## Usage

- **Webfonts** are available in `fonts/webfonts`

- **Opentype** fonts for installing locally and for print applications are available in `fonts/otf`

## Design principles

- Be available as free, open source font software on any platform.

- Have a warm-hearted, friendly and optimistic typographic voice.

- Be eccentric: have as many quirks as possible that suit the font's tone without sacrificing legibility.

- Be human: accurately emulate the vintage hand-made lettering that inspires the design.

- Have a well-paired set of bold and light weights.

- Perform well in headlines and text of 16 point and larger. Work well as a web font.

- Have good multilingual support.

## Good Girl: 1999-2019

1999: Taking inspiration from the hand lettering I loved in vintage publications, I threw down a quick font using Chank Diesel’s "One Hour Font" article, published in 1998. My font, **Good Girl**, had a bouncy baseline, lots of individual quirky letters, and only had capitals and numerals, plus minimal punctuation. Like Chank, I put it out online for free, with a small license file that said “This font has no license.”

1999-2019: **Good Girl** has had a life of her own. The font, even though it lacks many important glyphs, has persisted as a popular free download for twenty years. I am constantly “font sighting” - finding **Good Girl** in surprising and creative applications, on packaging, in motion graphics, even in homemade zines. Recently I've seen **Good Girl** on tuna cans and hamburger bun packaging at Trader Joe’s. Blockbuster Video (RIP), Frito-Lay, Nintendo, Netflix, and more have used **Good Girl** over the years.

This year, I looked back at two decades of creative work, and realized that **Good Girl** is one my most visible and enduring creative efforts. I decided to invest time and creative juice in giving this happy little piece of type design an even longer and better life. I’ve created a full character set including the lowercase and accented characters. I reworked each character, and gave special love to bearings and kerning. I also designed a companion light typeface that is still hand-drawn, quirky, and energetic.

**Good Girl** will continue to be a Libre typeface, because it’s always been happy that way.

## Specimen: Good Girl


## Specimen: Good Girl Light


## License

- Good Girl is licensed under the SIL Open Font License v1.1 ()

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