I originally thought that Blenny was from the ‘70’s with its rounded shoulders and smiley eye’s. It was introduced into Dalton Maag’s font library in 2014. What a throwback! The ligatures are done in such a way that allows for adorable letter combinations. Spike Spondike, the font creator, made a Thai script version of Blenny that has some fun glyphs to play around with too.
Contrast: High – Display
Font type: Sans Serif
Blenny is mostly used as a display font. It’s unique and easily jumps off the page in a sea of sans serifs that, if you squint, kinda look the same. Don’t tell my typography teacher I just said that. Every typeface is unique, but some are just more so, you know?
I was doom scrolling one night and this ad screamed “BLENNY!” at me and made me stop. I know Blenny well, I used it in a menu project (see below), and it is easily one of my top ten typefaces.
When I saw the e’s, I immediately wanted to make them smile. The word ‘cheeky’ works perfectly for that. The ‘y’ and ‘I’ connect and viola, a late night ‘70’s inspired poutinerie was born. Check out the rest of the menus here.
Blenny makes having fun with typeface easy.