Shantell Sans Typeface


Shantell Sans is a custom font made for visual artist Shantell Martin based on her felt-marker handwriting.

Rather than trying to exactly mimic or “replace” Shantell’s writing, Shantell Sans takes inspiration from marker-based fonts like Comic Sans & Inkwell Sans. It aims to create an authentically typographic system with a single core shape per character, in order to deliver a simple, inviting, and energetic tone while encouraging freedom and play.

Shantell’s writing is dynamic and doesn’t adhere to a rigid baseline or precise metrics, so Shantell Sans employs variable axes are to reflect this flexibility in a fluid range of styles.

Shantell Sans supports a wide range of 380+ languages using Latin & Cyrillic scripts, throughout Europe, the Americas, and central Asia.