Girassol Font


Girassol is an all-caps (plus smallcaps) display typeface inspired by the lettering on hand-painted street signs in and around Carcavelos, Portugal.

The primary characteristics that define Girassol include its condensed proportions, moderate contrast following the expansion model, a thorny, decorative serif construction that pierces the baseline and cap height, and playful flourishes like those on the R, J, K, Q, and figures that mimic the decoration possible in hand-painted signage.

The typeface is meant to evoke the identity and spirit of the place where the author encountered the inspirational forms, while accounting for own presence and experiences.