Dumpling™

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What is the Dumpling™ font?

To get right to the point, Dumpling was drawn, digitized and mastered by an 18-year old over a semester-long Senior Concentration in Graphic Design at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts. Seriously, think about that! What were you doing when you were a senior in high school? I watched this unfold as her teacher, guiding where I needed to, encouraging when necessary, but ultimately putting her through a ridiculously tedious, painful and compressed process. She did not falter, she did not complain, she worked. More…
In her own words (taken from an excerpt of her concentration paper), “In the middle of all this, I went to Charlotte, NC and saw and opera, the set designer was Jun Kaneko, [and afterwards] went to the Mint where we attended his talk (subsequently meeting him) and then perused a gallery of his work. His large ceramic forms made me realize how connected type is to sculpture. The medium may be different, but the ideas of negative space and forms interacting with each other and the view to convey a message are essentially the same.
Architecture too, is surprisingly connected to type. I find myself gravitating towards the word, ‘entasis’ as a way of describing my letterforms, though they have no reference to the Parthenon or Classicism. In type you need balance, continuity, a little unexpectedness, and a good amount of math.”
What can you say? She listened to me 🙂
In full disclosure, Mary Catherine, after completing her digitization, final tweaks, etc. in FontLab, turned the font over to me for OpenType coding and testing; though, I look forward to teaching her that next.

Dumpling™ Font families

The Dumpling™ includes the following font families:

  • Dumpling

Dumpling™ Preview

Here is a preview of how Dumpling™ will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.

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You're probably thinking - Is Dumpling™ available to Download for free?

The short answer is no. Dumpling™ is definitely not available as a free download font. This is a premium font which mean that you will have to pay to download and use it in your project. We showcase fonts on SharedFonts that are almost all premium fonts. Feel free to waste valuable hours of your time searching for a free download of Dumpling™, but take it from me, you will not be successful in your quest. Just think how much time and effort you will save if you just pay for Dumpling™ and be done with it.

It is always best to pay for a premium font rather than trying to find an illegal download. The benefits of paying for Dumpling™ is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of Dumpling™ and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of Dumpling™. Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Dumpling™ for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free Dumpling™ Download" you will see a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Dumpling™ remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Dumpling™ and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on MyFonts.com. Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)