In theory, my spare time at the moment should be spent on the many ligature pairs required by ‘Ledbury’. In the midst of that I had an idea. I decided that idea needed to be acted upon… or did I feel like a break from all those ligature pairs. Anyway, Ambergate, a further development of the ideas in the ‘Amersham’ typeface family is the (more or less complete) result of that bit of spontaneity.
Ambergate is a family of four typefaces, loosely Copperplate in inspiration and with a certain amount of added flourish (in the case of two of the faces, that added flourish is extremely literal). Progress on these designs was rather more rapid than has been the case with some others, and demonstrates to me the advantages of allowing the creative process to go along whichever pathways it will wander. Or is that just my excuse for delaying other projects?