Huckleberry is a revival and expansion of a 1973 typeface called Mark Twain, which was Gustav Jaeger’s reaction to the popularity of VGC’s Eightball (also digitized and expanded as Orotund by Canada Type) from across the ocean. Jaeger’s reaction was typical German efficacy, with majuscules that surpass their inspiration in art and humour, and minuscules that could have been just the thing if one wanted to make the Eightball lowercase friendlier. Back in its day, this font reached its own heights of popularity in Western Europe, but in the Americas it was less known because art nouveau faces were being made by the hundreds in the 1970s.
Round, happy and bouncy, Huckleberry comes as a timely response to public demand for big and cheerful letters. Huckleberry is also very effect-friendly. Stretch it a bit, drop-shadow it, warp it, and it will still keep its cheer and communicate the message with a smile.
Huckleberry comes in all popular formats, and contains plenty of alternates sprinkled throughout the character set.