In an attempt to distract myself from stress-watching CNN or eating an entire bag of cough drops (they’re candy-ish), I’m spending this Valentine’s Day on the hunt for typefaces with interesting ♥ or ♡. Here’s what I’ve found so far (with a little help from some friends):
Bickham Script by Richard Lipton: ♥ and ♡ are sort of, um, oblique.
Cera Pro by Jakob Runge: ♡ grows a thicker outline with the font weight.
Franziska also by Jakob Runge: Nice ♥ and ♡.
Guapa by Laura Meseguer: a curly-centered ♡.
Regina (Black and Hilite) by Charles & Thorn: Custom ❤️, 💔 and ❣ (Thanks for the tip, Kenneth!)
Quixo by Frank Grießhammer: ♥ grows wider with the font weight.
*** NEW ADDITIONS *** (keep the suggestions coming!)
Input by David Jonathan Ross: this straight-edged heart (very emo) includes varying widths (compressed, narrow, and bold shown here):
Kinetic by Noel Pretorius and María Ramos: Love that not-quite closed ♥.
Portada Icons by José Scaglione & Veronika Burian: round and full.
Gautreaux by Victoria Rushton: swooning over these.
Export Stencil by Jesse Ragan: flat top heart and broken heart.
Listen, I get that the need for ♥ and ♡ is greatly diminished thanks to the flashy strongholds of 😍💌💞💓💗💖💘💝💟💜💛💚💙 oh, and of course, 😻. For today at least, let’s enjoy the humble ♥, ♡ and the typefaces that honor them.
And type designers! Think about giving some love to ♥ and ♡ in your next release. Because ♥♡♥♡♥♡♥ is a lot nicer than ������� when searching for type.
Do you know of other typefaces with interesting ♥ or ♡? Comments are open!