Couldn’t resist that alliterative title!
The Flinscher family contains twenty display typefaces, in weights that vary from light to black, and widths that extend from condensed to expanded. The family’s design inspiration traces its roots to the early portion of the twentieth century. In essence, it is a calligraphic script typeface family with blackletter influences. The letter forms are decorative and distinctive, yet clear and easy to read, and in use set up a regular rhythm that leads the eye from character to character. The Flinscher typefaces are well suited to design work that needs to combine formality with fun. Just the thing for a certificate or a book cover!
Why not experiment with it today?
Here are the initial stages of my design process for a new typeface. I thought these (very!) rough doodles might be of interest in showing just how ideas are crystallised. This idea for a display Roman with some areas simply not quite there – or an application of the oft quoted idea that areas of ‘white space’ add something to a piece of design work.
We’ll see how this unfolds… PJL
All things evolve and change over time, or at least all man made things do. Some of our typeface families have been available on Myfonts (the first of our resellers) for a few years now. In that time Myfonts ability to show higher resolution graphics has expanded somewhat. Accordingly, we’re slowly updating and adding new specimens to our typeface collection. Here’s the newly created artwork for our Granville family…