Girasol

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What is the Girasol font?

This is a cute story about a mother and her son. 🙂
About a decade ago my own mother got very interested in my work. She used to say my letters had so many swirls and dazzling swashes, and suggested my job seemed to be very fun. She wondered if she could ever try to make her own alphabet… Well, she is a civil engineer and a maths teacher, and appeared to be a little tired of exact sciences… More…
I remember answering this, while she was listening with her typical tender look: -“Mamá… While type-design may be a really enjoyable thing to do, it also involves having a great eye and knowledge about the history of letters: nice curves and shapes require a meticulous study and, like it happens in many fields, practice makes perfect”-. Well, she raised her eyebrows at me. -“and so what?”-
She didn’t have any experience neither in the field of art nor in the field of graphic design so, I told her that if she really wanted to get into this she should borrow some of my calligraphic books from my beloved shelves in my office. So… she did.
Some weeks after that, she came to me with many sketches made with pencils and markers: some letters where very nice and unique while others naturally needed some work. I remember she added ball terminals to all of her letters (even if they didn’t need them) because that was one of the rules she imposed.
After some back and forth, we had the basis for what would be today, ten years later, the seed of this lovely font Girasol.
Her proposal was nice, something I was not accustomed to do, that’s why many years later I decided to watch it with fresh new eyes and finished it.
While she was in charge of making the lowercase letters, I helped with the uppercase and also added my hallmark in the alternates, already seen in others of my expressive fonts.
The result is an upright decorative font that follows the behavior of the copperplate nib with a naive touch that makes it really cute and useful for a wide range of products.
Many alternates per glyph make Girasol a very fun to use font which will delight you. Above posters are a proof of that!
This font is a gift for my mother, Susana, who, in spite of her exacts academic background, taught me that beauty can also be found in the imperfect. 1
NOTES
(1) In my fonts I’m always in seek of the perfect curve. When I designed Erotica and Dream Script, I read about Fibonacci’s spirals!

Girasol Font families

The Girasol includes the following font families:

  • Girasol
  • Girasol Shine
  • Girasol Shade

Girasol Preview

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

The short answer is no. Girasol 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 Girasol, 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 Girasol 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 Girasol is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of Girasol and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of Girasol. Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Girasol for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free Girasol 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 Girasol remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Girasol 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. :)