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What font does The Simpsons use?

The Simpsons logo font is called “Simpson font,” and it’s a script, handwritten font designed by Sharkshock. The font is free for personal use, but for commercial projects, you should refer to the license file in the package or contact the designer directly from sharkshock.net.

The font was designed by Jon Bernhardt called Akbar font in 1996 and remastered by Dennis Ludlow, and it is a clone of Matt Groening’s famous handwriting, the father of the show and the longest-running series, The Simpsons! To spell out “the” in smaller scale press the asterisk key (*). The designer does not take credit for the original creation of the font, only for its remastering.

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Simpsons Font at a Glance 

Font Family Name Simpsonfont
Font TypeSans Serif
Units per EM1000
Designed byDennis Ludlow
Designer URLSharkshock
Versionv 1.000
Release date 1996
Glyph count 107
Character count106
File type OpenType and TrueType 
CopyrightAdapted by Jon Bernhardt. Certain letters retouched by Dennis Ludlow.
License Free for commercial uses 

About the Logo

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The Simpsons logo features the family members Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie in a stylized cartoon form. The logo has undergone several changes over the course of the show’s history. The original logo, which was used during the first season of the show, featured the characters in a more realistic style, with more detailed features and a more subdued color palette. The current logo, which has been in use since the show’s second season, features the characters in a more exaggerated, cartoonish style with bolder colors. The logo is usually set against a black background and accompanied by the title of the show in yellow, stylized, comic-book lettering. This logo is widely recognized and has become one of the most iconic logos in popular culture.

About the Simpsons

The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of working-class life, epitomized by the Simpson family, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and parodies American culture and society, television, and the human condition. The Simpsons is the longest-running American sitcom and the longest-running American animated program. It has also become the longest-running American prime-time scripted television series.


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