The tale of Pumpkinseed began with a bit of hand-printing I noticed on the dinner menu at a local restaurant. I took a menu home for future reference.
Several months later, some similar hand-lettering on another dinner menu caught my eye. I became a sort of connoisseur of hand-done menu lettering.
After tweaking and adjusting a few of these menu-inspired (uppercase) characters, I placed them — along with some other designs — in an online Type in Progress survey. They won. So I finished the caps, drew out the lower case from scratch, created three weights and oblique styles.
The result: Pumpkinseed, a full-featured casual hand-lettering face. Comes in Light, Medium, and Heavy.