Vaiana (called Moana in other regions) is an animated film released in 2016, which delves into the rich culture of the Pacific Islands. The film follows young Vaiana Waialiki, the daughter of the chief of Motunui Island, who is fascinated by the ocean and the stories her grandmother tells her about the gods and heroes of her people. The film stands out for its vibrant animation, wonderful music and a story that blends adventure, humor and excitement.
Vaiana’s character is formidable: she is brave, strong and has great determination. She is not your typical Disney princess; she is a budding leader, defying the expectations and norms of her community to save her people. The story is partly a journey of self-discovery, as Vaiana embarks on an epic adventure to return the heart of Te Fiti, an island god, with the help of the demigod Maui.
The music, composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa’i and Mark Mancina, is another highlight of the film. Songs like “How Far I’ll Go,” “You’re Welcome” and “We Know The Way” are not only catchy, but also deepen the plot and character development. The music incorporates elements of Pacific culture, making it unique and authentic.
Visually, Vaiana is a masterpiece. The animation is stunning, especially in the depiction of the water and Pacific landscapes. Disney has done a remarkable job of capturing the beauty of these islands, with an attention to detail that is simply stunning.
Now, about Vaiana’s typography. The typeface used in the film’s logo is unique and reflects the cultural theme of the film. The typeface design evokes Pacific Island script and its traditional art forms. The letters have an organic and fluid feel, as if carved from wood or stone, reflecting the film’s connection to nature and ancient Pacific Island craftsmanship.
Here is the link to download the Vaiana font for free. Remember that like all Disney typefaces, they can only be used for personal projects, that is, projects that are not intended to make money.