Maple Drive is a font that combines a sense of nostalgia with modern functionality. This bold rounded serif font is designed to be recognizable and warm, making it perfect for use in logos, magazines, posters, advertising, and packaging. It has a familiar feel that can bring back memories of a simpler time, while also looking polished and contemporary.
As a font that is designed for modern use, Maple Drive comes with plenty of OpenType features. For example, the font has standard ligatures that are automatically turned on for certain letter combinations, such as “ff” and “fi.” In addition, there are stylistic, swash, and titling alternates that you can use to add more variety to your designs. You can turn these features on or off using OpenType controls in any program that supports OpenType, or you can manually select the variations you want from the character window.
When using the alternates, it is important to remember to use them sparingly. Just like a strong spice, too much of a good thing can be overwhelming. The specimen posters show the full range of the alternative glyphs, so you can get a sense of what they look like and choose the ones that work best for your design.
Although the font is free for personal use, you will need to purchase the full version and commercial license if you want to use it for commercial purposes. You can find a link to purchase the font on the website where it is hosted.