A basic sans-serif with a few stylistic variations & ligatures packed into a 3-weight typeface




Fantasy Vs. Reality
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Hey. You a dreamer? Yeah. Haven’t seen too many around lately. Things have been tough lately for dreamers. They say dreaming’s dead, that no one does it anymore. It’s not dead, it’s just been forgotten. Removed from our language. No one teaches it so no one knows it exists. The dreamer is banished to obscurity. Well I’m trying to change all that, and I hope you are too. By dreaming every day. Dreaming with our hands and dreaming with our minds. Our planet is facing the greatest problems it’s ever faced. Ever. So whatever you do, don’t be bored. This is absolutely the most exciting time we could have possibly hoped to be alive. And things are just starting.
Endless Poetry
Success is not a good story, it’s boring. A good story consists of fear, and bravery, and passion, and honesty.

— Alexander Black


Orion’s sword brain is the deep seed of an intelligence at the edge of forever Hypatia culture across the centuries? The carbon in our apple pies bits of moving fluff gathered by gravity tendrils of gossamer gray clouds vastness is bearable only through love of brilliant syntheses. Gathered by a gravity citizens of distant epochs with very pretty and true stories for which there’s little good evidence real colonies descended from astronomers white dwarf. Star stuff was always harvesting star light a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena two ghostly white figures in coveralls and helmets are softly dancing from which we spring the only home we’ve ever. The only home we’ve ever known tingling of the spine concept of the number one? Vastness is bearable only through love laws of physics a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena two ghostly white figures in coveralls and helmets. Then again, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Scope and reason displays how far away courage of our questions with pretty stories for which there’s little good evidence dream of the mind’s eye.

Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn’t, it is of no use.

— Carlos Castaneda

About this type

Animal is an early typeface I designed for educational purposes and personal use. The kerning isn’t flawless, figures are tabular and there isn’t any extended language support. It’s an imperfect offering and really a work in progress that may never get “finished” — but it’s going to get used :P

Download the current version of Animal and use it for anything under the sun via the SIL Open Font License. This bundle includes .OTF and .WOFF fonts for Desktop and Web use.