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Hawkes

Hawkes by Kimmy Design
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Hawkes Font Family was designed by Kimmy Kirkwood, and published by Kimmy Design. Hawkes contains 14 styles and family package options. More about this family
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Hawkes Light Narrow
Hawkes Light Narrow
Hawkes Light Regular
Hawkes Light Wide
Hawkes Medium Narrow
Hawkes Medium Regular
Hawkes Medium Wide
Hawkes Bold Narrow
Hawkes Bold Regular
Hawkes Bold Wide
Hawkes Script Regular
Hawkes Script Wide
Hawkes Light Variable Width
Hawkes Medium Variable Width
Hawkes Bold Variable Width

Hawkes Light Narrow - Glyph Count: 1304

This is a listing of all 1304 glyphs contained in the font, including OpenType variants that may only be accessible via OpenType-aware applications.

Each basic character (“A”) is followed by Unicode variants of the same character (Á, Ä…), then OpenType variants (small caps, alternates, ligatures…). This way you can see all the variations on a single character in one place.

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    Hawkes Medium Regular
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    Hawkes Medium Wide
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    Hawkes Bold Narrow
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    Hawkes Bold Regular
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    Hawkes Bold Wide
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    Hawkes Script Regular
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    Hawkes Script Wide
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    Hawkes Light Variable Width
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    Hawkes Medium Variable Width
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    Hawkes Bold Variable Width
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  • Hawkes Light Narrow image
  • Full Font Name: Hawkes Light Narrow
    Family Name: Hawkes Light Narrow
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.000;hotconv 1.0.109;makeotfexe 2.5.65596
    Glyph Count: 1304
    File Size: 272392
    Character Sets: ASCII,ISO Latin-16 (South-Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-2 (Central and Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-4 (Baltic)
    OT Features: aalt calt ccmp dlig dnom frac kern liga lnum locl mark mkmk numr onum ordn salt smcp ss01 ss02 ss03 ss04 ss05 ss06 ss07 ss08 ss09 ss10 ss11 ss12 ss13 ss14 ss15 sups titl
    Supported Languages: Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Hawkes Light Regular image
  • Full Font Name: Hawkes Light Regular
    Family Name: Hawkes Light
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.000;hotconv 1.0.109;makeotfexe 2.5.65596
    Glyph Count: 1304
    File Size: 243904
    Character Sets: ASCII,ISO Latin-16 (South-Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-2 (Central and Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-4 (Baltic)
    OT Features: aalt calt ccmp dlig dnom frac kern liga lnum locl mark mkmk numr onum ordn salt smcp ss01 ss02 ss03 ss04 ss05 ss06 ss07 ss08 ss09 ss10 ss11 ss12 ss13 ss14 ss15 sups titl
    Supported Languages: Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Hawkes Light Wide image
  • Full Font Name: Hawkes Light Wide
    Family Name: Hawkes Light Wide
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.000;hotconv 1.0.109;makeotfexe 2.5.65596
    Glyph Count: 1304
    File Size: 296028
    Character Sets: ASCII,ISO Latin-16 (South-Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-2 (Central and Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-4 (Baltic)
    OT Features: aalt calt ccmp dlig dnom frac kern liga lnum locl mark mkmk numr onum ordn salt smcp ss01 ss02 ss03 ss04 ss05 ss06 ss07 ss08 ss09 ss10 ss11 ss12 ss13 ss14 ss15 sups titl
    Supported Languages: Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Hawkes Medium Narrow image
  • Full Font Name: Hawkes Medium Narrow
    Family Name: Hawkes Medium Narrow
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.000;hotconv 1.0.109;makeotfexe 2.5.65596
    Glyph Count: 1304
    File Size: 302280
    Character Sets: ASCII,ISO Latin-16 (South-Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-2 (Central and Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-4 (Baltic)
    OT Features: aalt calt ccmp dlig dnom frac kern liga lnum locl mark mkmk numr onum ordn salt smcp ss01 ss02 ss03 ss04 ss05 ss06 ss07 ss08 ss09 ss10 ss11 ss12 ss13 ss14 ss15 sups titl
    Supported Languages: Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Hawkes Medium Regular image
  • Full Font Name: Hawkes Medium Regular
    Family Name: Hawkes Medium
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.000;hotconv 1.0.109;makeotfexe 2.5.65596
    Glyph Count: 1304
    File Size: 288940
    Character Sets: ASCII,ISO Latin-16 (South-Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-2 (Central and Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-4 (Baltic)
    OT Features: aalt calt ccmp dlig dnom frac kern liga lnum locl mark mkmk numr onum ordn salt smcp ss01 ss02 ss03 ss04 ss05 ss06 ss07 ss08 ss09 ss10 ss11 ss12 ss13 ss14 ss15 sups titl
    Supported Languages: Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Hawkes Medium Wide image
  • Full Font Name: Hawkes Medium Wide
    Family Name: Hawkes Medium Wide
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.000;hotconv 1.0.109;makeotfexe 2.5.65596
    Glyph Count: 1304
    File Size: 293000
    Character Sets: ASCII,ISO Latin-16 (South-Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-2 (Central and Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-4 (Baltic)
    OT Features: aalt calt ccmp dlig dnom frac kern liga lnum locl mark mkmk numr onum ordn salt smcp ss01 ss02 ss03 ss04 ss05 ss06 ss07 ss08 ss09 ss10 ss11 ss12 ss13 ss14 ss15 sups titl
    Supported Languages: Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Hawkes Bold Narrow image
  • Full Font Name: Hawkes Bold Narrow
    Family Name: Hawkes Bold Narrow
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.000;hotconv 1.0.109;makeotfexe 2.5.65596
    Glyph Count: 1304
    File Size: 295364
    Character Sets: ASCII,ISO Latin-16 (South-Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-2 (Central and Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-4 (Baltic)
    OT Features: aalt calt ccmp dlig dnom frac kern liga lnum locl mark mkmk numr onum ordn salt smcp ss01 ss02 ss03 ss04 ss05 ss06 ss07 ss08 ss09 ss10 ss11 ss12 ss13 ss14 ss15 sups titl
    Supported Languages: Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Hawkes Bold Regular image
  • Full Font Name: Hawkes Bold Regular
    Family Name: Hawkes Bold
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.000;hotconv 1.0.109;makeotfexe 2.5.65596
    Glyph Count: 1304
    File Size: 348780
    Character Sets: ASCII,ISO Latin-16 (South-Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-2 (Central and Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-4 (Baltic)
    OT Features: aalt calt ccmp dlig dnom frac kern liga lnum locl mark mkmk numr onum ordn salt smcp ss01 ss02 ss03 ss04 ss05 ss06 ss07 ss08 ss09 ss10 ss11 ss12 ss13 ss14 ss15 sups titl
    Supported Languages: Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Hawkes Bold Wide image
  • Full Font Name: Hawkes Bold Wide
    Family Name: Hawkes Bold Wide
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.000;hotconv 1.0.109;makeotfexe 2.5.65596
    Glyph Count: 1304
    File Size: 294520
    Character Sets: ASCII,ISO Latin-16 (South-Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-2 (Central and Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-4 (Baltic)
    OT Features: aalt calt ccmp dlig dnom frac kern liga lnum locl mark mkmk numr onum ordn salt smcp ss01 ss02 ss03 ss04 ss05 ss06 ss07 ss08 ss09 ss10 ss11 ss12 ss13 ss14 ss15 sups titl
    Supported Languages: Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Hawkes Script Regular image
  • Full Font Name: Hawkes Script Regular
    Family Name: Hawkes Script
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.000;hotconv 1.0.109;makeotfexe 2.5.65596
    Glyph Count: 838
    File Size: 177176
    Character Sets: ASCII
    OT Features: aalt calt cswh dlig fina init kern liga mark mkmk salt ss01 ss02 ss03 ss04 ss05 ss06 ss07 ss08 ss09 ss10 ss11 ss12 swsh titl
    Supported Languages: Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Hawkes Script Wide image
  • Full Font Name: Hawkes Script Wide
    Family Name: Hawkes Script Wide
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.000;hotconv 1.0.109;makeotfexe 2.5.65596
    Glyph Count: 838
    File Size: 181984
    Character Sets: ASCII
    OT Features: aalt calt cswh dlig fina init kern liga mark mkmk salt ss01 ss02 ss03 ss04 ss05 ss06 ss07 ss08 ss09 ss10 ss11 ss12 swsh titl
    Supported Languages: Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Hawkes Light Variable Width image
  • Full Font Name: Hawkes Light Variable Width
    Family Name: Hawkes Light Variable Width
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.000;hotconv 1.0.109;makeotfexe 2.5.65596
    Glyph Count: 2719
    File Size: 578988
    Character Sets: ASCII,ISO Latin-16 (South-Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-2 (Central and Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-4 (Baltic)
    OT Features: aalt calt ccmp dlig dnom frac kern liga lnum locl mark mkmk numr onum ordn salt smcp ss01 ss02 ss03 ss04 ss05 ss06 ss07 ss08 ss09 ss10 ss11 ss12 ss13 ss14 ss15 sups titl
    Supported Languages: Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Hawkes Medium Variable Width image
  • Full Font Name: Hawkes Medium Variable Width
    Family Name: Hawkes Medium Variable Width
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.000;hotconv 1.0.109;makeotfexe 2.5.65596
    Glyph Count: 2719
    File Size: 653264
    Character Sets: ASCII,ISO Latin-16 (South-Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-2 (Central and Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-4 (Baltic)
    OT Features: aalt calt ccmp dlig dnom frac kern liga lnum locl mark mkmk numr onum ordn salt smcp ss01 ss02 ss03 ss04 ss05 ss06 ss07 ss08 ss09 ss10 ss11 ss12 ss13 ss14 ss15 sups titl
    Supported Languages: Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Hawkes Bold Variable Width image
  • Full Font Name: Hawkes Bold Variable Width
    Family Name: Hawkes Bold Variable Width
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 1.000;hotconv 1.0.109;makeotfexe 2.5.65596
    Glyph Count: 2719
    File Size: 658476
    Character Sets: ASCII,ISO Latin-16 (South-Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-2 (Central and Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-4 (Baltic)
    OT Features: aalt calt ccmp dlig dnom frac kern liga lnum locl mark mkmk numr onum ordn salt smcp ss01 ss02 ss03 ss04 ss05 ss06 ss07 ss08 ss09 ss10 ss11 ss12 ss13 ss14 ss15 sups titl
    Supported Languages: Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Turkish

Licensing Options

You can use this font in any of the following places. Read the full EULA text for details about each license. If you have a usage in mind that's not covered by these licenses, contact us and we'll see what we can do.

Desktop: for use on a desktop workstation

For the most common uses, both personal and professional, for use in desktop applications with a font menu.

For example:

  • Install the font on your Mac OS X or Windows system
  • Use the font within desktop applications such as Microsoft Word, Mac Pages, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, etc.
  • Create and print documents, as well as static images (.jpeg, .tiff, .png)

Desktop licenses are based on the number of users of the fonts; in other words, the number of computers in which the font will be installed. You can change the number of users by clicking the quantity dropdown option on Buying Choices or Cart pages.

Please be sure to review the listing foundry's Desktop license agreement as some restrictions may apply—such as use in logos/trademarks, geographic restrictions (number of locations), and products that will be sold.

Adding users later:

Desktop licenses are cumulative. If you require a Desktop license that covers additional users, simply place a new order for the same Desktop package, for the number of additional users.

Hawkes Desktop EULA

App: for embedding in mobile applications

Select this license type when you are developing an app for iOS, Android, or Windows Phone, and you will be embedding the font file in your mobile application's code.

This font's app license is:

For One Year

Unlimited installations of one app title for one year.

Hawkes App EULA

ePub: for embedding in e-text products

You can use an ePub license to embed the font in an electronic publication such as an eBook, eMagazine, eNewspaper, or interactive PDF.

An ePub license is based on the number of publications in which the font is used. Each issue counts as a separate publication. Regional or format variations don't count as separate publications.

Updated versions of publications that are free to previous customers do not need a new license; otherwise, each new version that is released counts as a separate publication.

For font usage in graphic images shown as the ePub cover, consider a Desktop license instead as most allow for it.

Hawkes ePUB EULA

Server: for applications that produce a deliverable with fonts embedded

A server license is required for sites, web apps, or services that allow a non-licensed user to utilize the font to create a product (for example, personalized t-shirts, PDF receipts, business cards, and pictures with captions, et cetera).

This license is valid for one year and is renewed each year that the font remains in use.

The price is based upon the number of servers on which the font is installed. Development servers do not count toward the limit. A font downloaded with this license cannot be used in SaaS, where the service is the product rather that the item that is created.

Not to be confused with…

The 'Server' name can be a bit slippery. Server fonts can be installed on a server and used by remote users or automated processes to create items. These licenses are fairly common for e-commerce websites that allow their customers to interact with the font via the business' webpage interface, customize a printed hard-good product, and they'd purchase/receive the hard-good product.

This is not to be confused with multiple multi-user Desktop licenses. Desktop font licenses are based on the number of users of the fonts; in other words, the number of computers in which the font will be installed.

Hawkes Server EULA

Digital Ads: for use in HTML5 ads

You can use this type of license to embed fonts into digital ads, such as ads built using HTML5.

We'll supply a kit containing webfonts that can be used within digital ads, such as banner ads. This kit may be shared with third parties who are working on your behalf to produce the ad creatives, however you are wholly responsible for it.

HTML5 ads use webfonts, so why purchase a Digital Ads license rather than a Webfont license?

There are a few reasons, such as the Digital Ads EULA having terms that enable usage in digital ads and on advertising networks.

Digital advertisements also have different usage patterns compared to websites. Most websites generally have consistent pageviews month-to-month whereas advertising impressions can vary wildly month-to-month. Prices reflect this, making it much less expensive to use a Digital Ad license.

If you know the number of impressions the campaign requires, that amount can be ordered before the campaign begins. For campaigns where number impressions is unknown until the end of the campaign, you can true up at the end of each calendar month. Impressions are valid for 4 years.

Hawkes Digital Ads EULA

Webfont: for your website

Webfonts can be used across multiple websites/domains as long as the websites/domains all belong to the single License Owner, and the pageviews are not exceeded. Agencies responsible for multiple clients' websites, for example web design agencies or hosting providers, may not share a single webfont license across multiple clients' websites.

Every time the webpage using the webfont kit is loaded (i.e, the webfont kit CSS which holds the @font-face rule is called) the counting system counts a single pageview for each webfont within the webfont kit.

For usage in graphic images shown on the website, consider a Desktop license instead as most allow for it.

This font's webfont license is:

Pay Once

You get a monthly pageview allowance for your webfonts. This license does not need to be renewed.

For example, if you order a license that covers 10,000 monthly pageviews, you will remain within your license as long as you do not get more than 10,000 views per month.

If the website starts getting more traffic, simply place a new order for the additional monthly pageviews you require, as Pay Once webfont pageviews are cumulative.

Hawkes WebFont EULA

About Hawkes Font Family


Hawkes is an extensive handmade typeface family that comes with a bundle of weights, widths and styles, all designed to work cohesively. Here is a breakdown of the Hawkes family. Hawkes Sans: The primary subfamily is a sans-serif typeface that includes nine fonts: three weights (light, medium and bold) and three widths (narrow, regular and wide). Within this set are an array of stylistic features; including small capitals, character style alternatives, discretionary ligatures and contextual alternatives. See details below for more information on OpenType Features. Hawkes Variable Width Sans: The secondary subfamily is the same base sans-serif fonts but combined in variating widths. Essentially, it takes all three widths of each weight and randomly mixes them together. This creates a funky and creative alternative to the more traditional sans-serif set. The variations are for the uppercase, lowercase, small capitals, ligatures and numbers. Hawkes Script: The last subfamily is the script typeface. It’s a quirky script with variations of its own, including ligatures, swashes and contextual alternatives (again, see below for further details.) The script font works great as a complimentary style to the sans-serif, or on it’s own. FEATURES Alright, let’s get into all the extra goodies this typeface has to offer. Small Capitals: Small caps are short capital letters designed to blend with lowercase text. These aren’t just capital letters just scaled down but designed to fit with the weight of both the lowercase and capitals. With Hawkes, small caps can either sit on the baseline (in line with the base of the capital and lowercase) or to be lifted to match the height of the capital letters by applying the discretionary ligature setting in the OpenType panel. These small capitals have a dot underlining them that sit along the baseline. The feature offers a unique display affect that is great for logos, titles and other headline needs. Discretionary Ligatures: A discretionary ligature is more decorative and unique combination than a standard ligature and can be applied at the users discretion (as the name indicates.) The specific styling for these ligatures varies for different fonts. With Hawkes, they are used as an all capital styling feature, or to lift the small capitals to align with the height of the capitals. In the former setting, both lowercase and uppercase letters are first changed to all capitals, then a specialized set of letter combinations are transitioned so small characters are positioned within a main capital letter. These combinations only happen with main characters that include an applicable stem, such as C F K L R T Y. Some of these combinations include two or three characters. When Small Caps is turned ‘on’, this feature will lift the small caps to the height of the capital letter. For more information, please check out the user guide! Stylistic Alternatives: Stylistic alternates are a secondary form of a character, often used to enhance the look or style of a font. For Hawkes, these alternatives provide a slightly more handmade feel. A - the capital and small capital A will lose its pointed apex and become rounded. Think of it more as an upside-down U than an up-side-down V ;-) Oo, G, Ss, Cc- these characters’ topmost terminal becomes a loop. The O is applied automatically, the G S and C need to be turn on individually. Titling Alternatives: This feature does sort of the opposite of what it intends. Instead of being used for titling purposes, this feature makes the text look better in paragraph text settings. Kk Rr h n m - curved terminals on the are straightened e - the counter stroke also gets straightened from a more looping motion y - the shape of y is changed from a rounded character to a sharper apex (think more like a ‘v’ than ‘u’) Contextual Alternatives: Contextual alternates are glyphs designed to work within context of other adjacent glyphs. With Hawkes Sans, there are three slightly different variations per character. The feature rotates the application of each variation. This helps with organic authenticity, so if you have two e’s next to each other, they won’t look identical (reflecting the natural variations in handwriting and lettering.) With Hawkes Variable width fonts, I have created a contextual pattern that randomizes the widths of each character. So, when the feature is turned ‘on’ in the OpenType panel, the widths would alternate in a pattern such as: Narrow, Wide, Regular, Narrow, Regular Wide, Narrow, etc. It happens automatically so the user doesn’t have to think or worry about getting a random seed. With Hawkes Script, contextual alternates allow strokes to connect properly from one character to the next while maintaining a believable, natural flow. Connecting strokes are present for two letters next to each other but are replaced by a shorter stroke when located at the end of a word or sentence. Some characters have in-strokes when located at the start of a word. When a character is preceded by a capital letter that doesn’t connect, it too needs an in-stroke or altered spacing. This feature is complicated and messy, but luckily you don’t really have to think about it! I’ve done all the coding so all you have to do is turn ‘on’ the feature in the OpenType panel and you are off to the races! I’m just letting you know what’s happening behind the scenes. Swashes: These are just for Hawkes Script and provide tail swashes to the start and ends of letters. There are three different options. You can pick the basic option by turning ‘on’ the swash feature in the OpenType panel, or you can pick using the Glyph panel. Stylistic Sets: This feature work in new versions of Illustrator CC and InDesign CC. You can pick specific styling sets instead of turning on an entire feature. For example, let’s say you want to have a loopy S, but not a loopy C or O, you can just turn on the S in the Style Set. It also helps create the little drop box that pops up when you hover over a character, showing you the alternates associated with that character. This makes it easy to pick and choose specific styles you want in a word or headline. ---------- And there it is folks! That’s all the basic info on Hawkes, I know it’s been a lot and I appreciate you hanging on. If you are like me and need more of a visual reference to accessing all these goodies, I’ve made a user guide to help navigate Hawkes and everything it has to offer. Altogether this extensive family boasts 14 total fonts in a wide array of styles, weights and widths, making it a great addition to any handmade type collection. Enjoy!

Designers: Kimmy Kirkwood

Publisher: Kimmy Design

Foundry: Kimmy Design

Design Owner: Kimmy Design

MyFonts debut: Feb 19, 2020

Hawkes