A Wavy Font Inspired by 1970s Surf Culture
Island Life is a font inspired by the loose, wavy style of type associated with 1970s surf culture. Often found on lo-fi surf movie posters, t-shirts and decals, it’s an aesthetic that promotes a laid-back, summer loving style.
With a zen “be like water” approach, this font has no straight edges. Behaving like letters inside a Lava Lamp, each individual character blends into a harmonious whole; perfect for groovy titles, logos and headers.
The Island Life font features unique uppercase and lowercase characters, along with numerals, punctuation and language support, symbols and lots of custom ligatures for a truly hand-made look. All ligatures function automatically and can be turned on/off using the opentype features built into your software of choice.
It’s the perfect font for the summer season and works great across posters, logos, t-shirts, menus and more. I recommend first laying out your text and then experimenting with warp, wave and bulge effects for some excellent results. Check out the visuals to see it in action. Enjoy!