New from MVB Fonts: Mascot


Even if sports aren’t your thing, you might find script varsity lettering from years past to have a certain appeal, perhaps conjuring simpler times. Naive and uneven, jaunty and legible — such casual scripts, with their requisite underline swooshes, were standard equipment for baseball teams from one-horse towns to the major leagues. To bring this aesthetic to the digital arena, Mark van Bronkhorst began with a vintage iron-on alphabet, redesigning the flocked, overlapping letters to behave as a script typeface, and expanding the character set to support all Latin-based languages. Despite its professional skill set with many ligatures and OpenType features, MVB Mascot retains the unvarnished spirit of its inspiration.


Alternate glyphs, e.g. for G, J, p and þ, as well as many ligatures (activated via the “liga” property) contribute to Mascot’s lively appearance. A set of swooshes can be added at the end of a word via the “ornm” feature. For a full overview see the Glyphs tab on the Mascot family page.

Mascot plays well with all text typefaces, certainly with sans-serifs with a slight retro touch. Try van Bronkhorst’s Sweet Sans for a bit of added calmness, or Nitti Grotesk, or Scout RE for body copy. As with all fonts on Webtype, Mascot can be tested free of charge for 30 days. For more details, see the Mascot family page.

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