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DK Crayon Crumble Font Makes You Feel Like a Kid Again

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True Type DK Crayon Crumble Demo (free for personal use, $15 for business use) immediately takes me back to the days of chalkboards. Font designer David Kerkoff has used an almost-handwritten style—with slight variations in baseline and texture to indicate different hand pressure—and neatened it up to the point of perfection. Or maybe he just has perfect handwriting.

DK Crayon Crumble Demo font screenshot
DK Crayon Crumble Demo display font imitates chalk or crayon in an easy-to-read hand.
DK Crayon Crumble includes all of the keyboard glyphs, plus many special characters. The lower case "a" is single-story (rather than letter-press style), which makes it especially appropriate for early readers and writers. It includes accented letters, making it suitable for scrawling in French and Spanish as well as English. DK Crayon Crumble Demo is stylish even though it doesn't include any fancy glyphs. The lack of unusually-executed letters makes it ultra-legible. A fluid, informal subhead or display font, DK Crayon Crumble Demo gets hard on the eyes at 18 points or smaller.

Note: The demo is free for personal use; for commercial use, you must purchase the full version for $15. To use this font, unzip the folder and install the .ttf file in the folder C:\Windows\Fonts. Note that the font won't appear in your applications until you close and re-open it. For more guidance see How to Install and Uninstall Fonts in Windows.

—Clare Brandt

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At a Glance
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