Michiana Pro is my new, hand-crafted connecting script! I’ve been hand lettering cards and envelopes to my wife and family in this type style for years and decided it was time to make a font based on it. I typically start with a single thin stroke for each letter, then build up the weight of the heavy stroke, so there ends up being a lot of charming variations in terms of style and color. The overall finish is rough, yet friendly. Perfect for invitations, place cards, love notes, and with its large x-height, it sets nicely for text.
I grew up running around the dunes and beaches along Lake Michigan in northwest Indiana, and I think the shoreline and dune grass has inspired my aesthetic. Michiana Pro takes the name from a small area along the lake between the Indiana and Michigan state lines. There are a lot of nice, modest homes nestled in the duneland forests. Thinking about what it’s like back there, it’s like having a bowl of steaming hot comfort food. So I hope Michiana Pro feels that way to you too.
Michiana Pro features include:
+ extended character set for Western European language support
+ 1,205 glyphs
+ lowercase beginning and ending swashes
+ contextual initial and final letterforms
+ alternates for L, R, Z, f, g, p, t and y
+ 140+ ligatures
+ superior and inferior figures for unlimited fractions
+ ordinals (st, nd, rd, th)
+ 4 ornamental swashes
+ available in both OTF and TTF formats