I have been trying to replicate this design without success. I have tried duplicating the object and scaling it up a bit, I also tried using the FX Stroke option.

This is what I want to recreate:

design image

Attempt 1: Duplicating the object and scaling it up a bit

attempt 1

Attempt 2: Using the Stroke option in FX (outline achieved, but font needs a bit of work):

attempt 2

I believe that they are using Varela Round as a typeface.

  • 1
    Use illustrator offset.
    – joojaa
    Commented Nov 26, 2017 at 10:57
  • Position: Outside instead of inside. I think that the part between the r and the z is added after on a layer below the text.
    – Larme
    Commented Nov 28, 2017 at 14:47

1 Answer 1


Do this in Illustrator:

  • Select your text and convert to outlines via Ctrl+Shift+O
  • With the resulting object selected, go to 'Object → Path → Offset Path', tick the 'Preview' on and play with the settings here
  • Hit 'Ok', then do a 'Pathfinder → Unite', then send this to back via Ctrl+Shift+[ and apply a different colour
  • Then some more manual tweaking might be needed to join some of the points to further simplify the resulting outline

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