The Great Escape, designed by Kimberly Geswein, is a font that carries a sense of personal touch and warmth, embodying traits that make it stand out in a world filled with digital texts and standard typefaces. It falls within the category of handwritten fonts, characterized by its casual and unrefined strokes, which mimic the nuances of actual handwriting. This font manages to capture the essence of spontaneity and individuality, making it perfect for designs that aim to convey intimacy, creativity, and a personal touch.
The letterforms in The Great Escape are distinct, with varying weights and a somewhat irregular alignment, closely resembling the way people naturally write with pen and paper. Its letters are neither entirely uniform nor overly erratic, striking a balance that makes the font pleasantly readable and full of character. Some of the defining features include soft curves, slightly varied letter heights, and a mix of thick and thin strokes, which collectively contribute to its approachable and friendly vibe.
The Great Escape is versatile in its use, finding its place in a wide range of applications from personal blog headers and social media graphics to invitations and greeting cards. Its charm lies in its ability to make any text look personable and handcrafted, thereby creating a connection between the message and the reader. Given its inherently informal nature, it’s most suitable for projects that benefit from a light, airy, and personalized touch rather than formal or corporate contexts. Kimberly Geswein’s creation is a reminder of the beauty and uniqueness of human touch in typography, offering a delightful escape from the more mechanical and generic font choices.
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The Great Escape

Personal use only
319 glyphs
Copyright (c) 2011 by Kimberly Geswein. All rights reserved.. KimberlyGeswein: The Great Escape: 2011. The Great Escape. Version 1.000 2011 initial release. TheGreatEscape. Kimberly Geswein. Free for personal use. For commercial use, please make a one-time US$5 payment to via Thanks! For more info (or a discounted multi-font license) see
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