What I really like about Quimbly is how effortlessly it fits in when used with other script typefaces, and how readable it is at small point sizes. Having three different weights to choose from is useful when you need a font to work in various design scenarios.
When it comes to fonts that mimic lettering or handwriting, I often find myself wanting a second set of characters to help make the font look a little more natural. With Quimbly, a second alphabet seems excessive. Instead of making what could potentially be a bunch of extraneous OpenType features, Jessica focuses on making useful ones that include small caps, oldstyle figures, and alternative caps that don’t go to ridiculous places.
Quimbly is a great addition to your type library if you are looking for a readable display font that can hold its own and show restraint when necessary.
Lila Symons is a graduate of Type@Cooper and SCAD. When she is not making typefaces for Hallmark Cards or working as a freelance lettering artist, she enjoys drawing on eggs, visiting new places, and watching Mets baseball. She currently lives in Kansas City, Missouri.