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St Friska, based on old movie title lettering, is made just for headlines. It comes with a slight touch and feeling of art deco but it’s designed to be contemporary in 2010 and beyond. Friska comes with a big bunch of OpenType features, so a designer can play with it like Lego, using it alongside old or new typefaces. It has stylistic sets and lots of ligatures.
Just in time for Valentine's Day! Inspired by romanticism, Romeo is a charming and versatile typeface. By alternating uppercase and lowercase, and mixing them with alternate characters, ligatures, swashes and endings, you obtain endless possibilities of composition, with 810 glyphs available in the Pro font. In case you don’t need all these alternatives, there is also an Essential version consisting of 247 characters. In addition, Romeo has an affordable set of ornaments, connectors and catchwords to complete this attractive display system.
Graphic designers with a lust for lettering are constantly seeking scripts balanced neatly on the sweet spot suited for exuberant editorial work and messages of cheer. Neither frivolous nor strict. Gioviale, satisfies that need.
Your work may call for a script that is handsome without being overly formal, that is merry, playful, and, like a good Italian pastry dough, hasn't been overly handled until it is left stiff and flat. Use Gioviale to create something tasty, al dente, a touch ornate yet fluent and full of life. Its versatility is exemplified in its greater readability at small sizes compared to other scripts, as well as the included alternates and swashes.
Aria Pro is a luxuriously crafted display face, drawn from an inscription its creator, Rui Abreu discovered on the frame of a nineteenth century painting. Abreu calls the typeface “lyrical” — it is a font for headlines that sing their content rather than recite it in a neutral voice. Aria is expressive and musical, yet without becoming loquacious or bombastic — its economic and modest ornamentation keeps it feeling useful. We await its companion text family with keen anticipation.
We're always in the mood for a fun script. This one reminds us of Lobster, but works better than Lobster when the need for distressing a font arises. Number Five is pure Americana, suitable for titling, display, logo, signage, and editorial work. Its two versions, Smooth and Rough, are constructed similarly, yet imbued with distinct feelings and uses.
Meet Ollie, a casual signage script whose friendly, bouncy exterior belies a heart of sophisticated OpenType programming. This font is designed to make the most of OpenType savvy applications, and as such is recommended for professional design use. Or to put it another way: Make sure that contextual alternates and ligatures are always turned on!
A unique feature of Hummingbird is its impressive number of these subtle variations, known as contextual alternates. If you're not a typographer, or familiar with the term, consider this: Type a letter, and its appearance will vary depending on its placement and adjacent letters.
After his success with Reina, designer Sproviero comes out with Aire - a big family of 7 members: Each of them loaded with lots of sophisticated ligatures, alternates and the entire cyrillic alphabet.
Martin Wait's WilliamLucas™ typeface is slightly retro, surprisingly versatile and totally charming. Wait developed WilliamLucas from a handlettering style he had created and then refined over many years. The final free-flowing script is expressive and very easy on the eye.