Abelone, as the name suggests, is inspired by the gorgeous iridescence of the marine mollusk Abalone shell. Maria wanted to make the letters very wide to create as much area as possible for the color blending to show through between purple and turquoise. Each character is made from approximately 100 colorful blended circles.
Maria’s OpenType-SVG color font was Made with Fontself Maker. “It was truly astounding how easy [Fontself] was to use,” Maria says. With Fontself, the design of Color Fonts is now within reach for anyone to create their own font. Not only does it make font design more accessible, but as Maria says, its flexibility inspires creativity. A design can create multiple colored glyphs in Fontself Maker that can contain up to 1,000 vector points. Maria’s designs take full advantage of the capability. Most of the glyphs in the Abelone font contain more than 100 color tones.
Maria is a former classical musician and a self-taught graphic designer. She’s always had an interest in art, which inspired her to enter the graphic design world. This new font is generously made available by Maria. Visit her behance page to learn more about her work.
The Abelone OpenType-SVG Font was designed with Fontself Maker in Illustrator CC and made available at no charge to you for this week thanks to the generosity of Maria Grønlund. This font can be used on the latest release of Illustrator CC and Photoshop CC. Free download expires 11/5.
This font is available as part of 5 free color font series released during #ColorFontWeek.
Available as an OpenType-SVG .otf font file
Usable in Illustrator CC 2018, Photoshop CC 2017
License for personal & commercial use