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Cake Shop

Cake Shop

by Chank
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Cake Shop Font Family was designed by David Art Wales and published by Chank. Cake Shop contains 1 styles. More about this family
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About Cake Shop Font Family

Cake Shop has a lengthy history. Originally designed during the Eighties by Aussie artist David Art Wales, the font was inspired by the awkward but charming hand-lettered signs in a Maltese cake shop near his Sydney home. "These signs were hand-drawn by someone who clearly had no experience but who'd really put their heart and soul into the job. There was a real sincerity to the characters that I wanted to capture." For a brief time during the early Nineties, MTV used Cake Shop for all their on-air interstitials. Since then, it's become a go-to font for everything from children's books to album covers and ice cream branding. In a recent update, Wales added airier spacing to more closely resemble the original signs the font was based on.

Designers: David Art Wales

Publisher: Chank

Foundry: Chank

Design Owner: Chank

MyFonts debut: Apr 8, 2021

Cake Shop

About Chank

The Chank Company is a Minneapolis-based type house and art studio, named for president and CEO Chank Diesel who began making fonts in 1992. Chank Fonts were featured in the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum as “important examples of contemporary typography” in 1996. And in 1997, Chank was profiled in The Wall Street Journal, complete with etched portrait. Chank strives to make fonts fun and accessible for both the average computer user and professional designers, with original experimental free fonts and affordable trend-setting commercial fonts. Chank also creates custom fonts for companies who want exclusive rights and a specific design for a typeface. Clients who have used Chank’s custom font services include BBDO-NY, Cartoon Network, Huggies, Pizza Hut, Scholastic Books, Simon & Schuster, Target, Walt Disney and many more.