The Escoffier font giveaway, enter to win!

I think it’s time for a good old fashioned font giveaway.

Escoffier Capitaux is my tribute to culinary legend Auguste Escoffier – and is based on the 1920s lettering (done while in France) of commercial illustrator/fashion designer Ernst Dryden. The font also has some Herb Lubalin-like ligatures and a bit of Garamond thrown in.

Very French.

to enter
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. To comment, just click the ‘comment’ link below (and please fill out all the fields).

I will randomly select one winner from the comments. The winner will receive a complete, licensed copy of my Escoffier Capitaux font, OpenType format, $19.23 USD value. For more about the font, go here.

(Just for the record, 1923 was the year my dad was born)

Contest ends 11 p.m. (pacific time) Wednesday, November 10, 2010.

update
A winner has been randomly picked: Derek Walker won a licensed copy of Escoffier Capitaux! Thanks to everyone who played along, and I loved the comments.

31 Responses to “The Escoffier font giveaway, enter to win!”

  1. Hi!
    I’m sure I’ll eventually find them in all these blogs, but I’m really interested to here about your creative processes behind some of your fonts.

    I LOVE 2491! And the Jeanne Moderno is very chic. I remember seeing the capital “R” on your t-shirt, and was sort of on the fence about it. Now that I see the rest of it, I’m sold.

  2. I love anything that starts with “good old fashion”.

  3. I’m with Maggie on this one. Lets see inside your head.

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  5. Tres good. That’s French for “very good”. :)

  6. I find this font set to be very fun, it may be old fashioned but it fits well with today’s fashion and design. what was once old is new again. I find the font to be refreshing and I think it would also work well in web design for young adult clothing stores or even tattoo web sites, the font has endless bounds for which it could be used.

  7. It’s been a while since I entered any type of contest…

    This font kinda makes me think of the Pink Panther. I like it. :D

  8. Love the look of this one. Great work!

  9. The only thing better than a Escoffier font, is a FREE Escoffier font.

  10. Escoffier = beautiful

  11. time to lend a little help out poor design students!

  12. Fun and full of flavor, just the way cuisine should always be, a wonderful tribute

  13. Sure I’ll post a comment Steve, I need to built my font library! :D

  14. Sign me up!

  15. Yo Steve! Type rocks! I have Tim Kim doing all the type setting for my senior project film.

  16. reminds me of the aristocats.

  17. Hello Steve. I want this is one, pretty nice! Greetz from Brazil

  18. You’re a hack.

  19. Hey Steve! Love it. Makes me want to watch old movies and smoke a loooong cigarette. You should definitely randomly pick me! ; )

  20. Hi Steve!!! I definitely miss your type classes…best thing about AI for sure! and I’m pretty sure you should randomly pick me :)

  21. Hey Steve, great font. I like the inconsistencies. I like how the G and C are similar but you clearly didn’t just copy over the C and edit it. I also like how the O is almost perfect but just not quite; I can imagine you spending nights hunched over your machine at night gently tweaking the O from perfect so its just ever so off.

  22. Hello! I want another Mehallo typeface :)

  23. Font freebies are always worth a post :)

  24. Oh please pick me!

  25. You should pick me because I’d actually use it, and bc I’m in Animation it would infuriate everyone in Graphic Design. [:

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