Milkshake is a playful display typeface that captures the motion of writing on a cake in icing. A slight oblique, borrowed script elements, and light stroke weight contrast give it a lively rhythm while maintaining readability. Milkshake is meant for use on print at medium to large sizes, making it ideal for media such as menus, packaging, window appliqués, and textiles.
As icing is normally piped in one line, Milkshake borrows loops from script typefaces to indicate how letters may be written in one stroke. Gaps in the counters of characters like lowercase b, g, and a emphasize this.
Extra icing is usually found at the beginning and end of strokes, as extra pressure must be applied to the piping bag in order to start and end the writing. Slight ball terminals on the glyphs mimic this hand-piped quality.
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