The combination of legibility with conformity makes Andy™ an excellent font for any kind of lengthy document that requires a handwritten style. With its childish demeanor and controlled spontaneity in approach, Andy is a great font for casual production styles and often used as a simple calligraphy font.
This childish-looking casual script font was designed in 1993 by Steve Matteson for Monotype. It was an informal homage and is based on the handwriting style of his good friend Andy Mead. The font style was originally called Mead, changing to Andy at the time it became part of the Monotype Library. It is a part of the Monotype Library Open Type Edition.
The font is a good example of Matteson’s penchant for mixing retro design with post modern elements. Recently Linotype featured Andy as part of its special Easter Font Edition. International Typeface Corporation (ITC) released an Andy Typeface Family that includes Andy Regular™, Andy Bold™, Andy Italic™ and Andy Bold Italic™. It continues to be prized as a screen font that is highly legible at small sizes, making it ideal for small mobile screens.
Although not prevalent, there have been some uses of the Andy font in the entertainment world. In the movie ToyStory 3, there is a scene where Woody returns to Sunnvside to save the toys. He runs past some shelves that are labeled “toys” “glue” etc. The labels are in the font Andy. It is also seen online as a title font for online show DuzAndyKnow.
Because it is highly legible even at small sizes, it has been used as a screen font for small mobile applications. In the world of education, it is listed as the font being used by Center College in Danville Kentucky for the “Mugbook” that contains student pictures.
Licenses for desktop fonts
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Licenses for mobile apps
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