This whimsically sign painter-ish but crisp-as-heck display face was inspired by children’s books. In its early life Grandstander was only one weight. Not only did it survive adolescence, it evolved into a multi-weight/slant variable font.

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While working on Grandstander we could feel the “fun” come out in each glyph. Even the “@” has a warm, friendly feeling to it. We’d like to credit some *magic* in the vectors, but it probably has to do with the subtle bends in traditionally straight forms. There are soft bulges as if a traditional sans typeface took on balloon form and was ever so slightly overinflated.

Those soft curves are still present in the lighter weights, but the delicate features are more pronounced, with several nods to handmade block letters. Rest assured, friends, that this warm and playful typeface will appeal to folks young and old.


  • Upright
  • Italic


Additional information

Weight 5 oz

Bulk, Group, Personal

All commercial licenses share our simple, straightforward, standard EULA. Email if you require something different.

What You Get

  • 18 individual fonts (in OTF and TTF formats) shown above
  • WOFF2 webfont files for each style
  • @font-face code for the variable webfont
  • A beta variable TTF file that contains all of the same styles with the ability to customize styles in limited software. If you're here for the variable font please read this post about support (and lack of).
  • License to make awesome stuff
  • The super official ETC hat!
Language Support: Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Welsh, Zulu

Need to test this first? A trial version of this font is available.