Some typefaces are staid, somber design tools. Then again, there’s ITC Cinderella: a typeface that’s light-footed as a ballerina and joyful as a child at play
ITC Cinderella History
“There is a group of display faces that I simply love. Type that just seems to dance, type that makes me smile, designs that, when I see them, I say, ‘Boy, do I wish that was one of mine,’” says designer Patricia Lillie. “Although I never wanted to imitate these designs, when Cinderella started to emerge, I felt like it was the closest I’ve come to that quality.”
ITC Cinderella projects gaiety and freedom. Capitals harmonize with a lowercase that bounces along with a lively, carefree attitude. Stroke weight stress is, well, all over the place. Curlicues abound. This delightful design is just that: brimming with delight.