“Hakushon” is the sound of sneezing in Japanese—an appropriate name for a display typeface that evokes surf, aerosol droplets, and splatter. But it can also represent stars and galaxies, gold dust, or powder. The diffuse cloud of material around each letterform suggests explosive movement. More germanely to the COVID-19 crisis, it also carries associations of viral contagion, the spreading of an epidemic, and contamination. In case it helps make life-saving messages hit home, we are making it available to everyone. Just download and use for free! And remember to wash your hands!Get it free!
This version of Hakushon includes 65 highly detailed glyphs in a single font, but no lowercase letters. It works best for setting single words or short phrases. The spacing ensures that the splatter radii of individual glyphs overlap significantly, making them less disjointed. If you are setting Hakushon in a translucent colour or using blending modes, check that the overlapping droplets are not causing undesirable artefacts. The download package includes OpenType, TrueType, and WOFF2 versions of the font, as well as an end-user licence document. Feel free to use it on your websites, like we are doing on this page!
The Hakushon font is free to download and use. If you like it, please let us know!Get it free!