About this font family
Nutcase is a perfect example of a font that principally designed itself.
I created a hexagonal template (the most economical form in nature by the way) and took out the center to increase the decorative element. I played around with it, creating some pleasing characters at first but it soon became clear it would translate into a complete alphabet, so I set to work applying the idea to both upper and lower cases.
It wasn't all straight forward though, avoiding awkward characters and retaining legibility took a little perseverance but it eventually paid off. More…
I thought of this primarily as a decorative display face but having tested it out, found it reads surprisingly well as body copy too.