Berryfield started as an experiment: making a font entirely out of geometric shapes. It started with a couple of circles and a couple of rectangles, and was constructed entirely from those parts, and parts made from those parts! You can see my four-part series of blog posts about the process here!
For the uppercase, I took style inspiration from the heavy serif classics like Cooper, Korinna, and Goudy. But when it came time to create the lowercase set, I took a sharp turn and looked to fun unicase fonts like Pupcat and Pharmacy, creating uppercase-height lowercase letters, in addition to uppercase alternates.
When I finished Berryfield Regular, I liked it so much I made a lighter version (almost like a typewriter font), and a heavier version, to give you even more variety!
Each font in the family contains over 520 characters, including over 300 extended Latin characters for language support. There are also a number of alternate letters to choose from, as well as superscript ordinals (ST, ND, RD, and TH), all of which are PUA-encoded for easy access no matter what design program you’re using.
Berryfield was a ton of fun to make, and I hope you have a ton of fun using it! It’s smooth and easy for both print and crafting; the uppercase alone is straightforward enough for a magazine headline, but combining in the lowercase makes it quirky and fun.