These have been a valuable exercise in learning Fontlab VI…
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?
As promised a few days ago, here’s a preview of our other imminent release. We’ve been contemplating some more ‘casual’ typeface designs for a while, and ‘Albion’s Marker No.1’ represents the first of them.
Think of Schoolboys trying to print ‘smartly’ in their exercise books. Think of the rough sketches of conceptual design, which can have more ‘charm’ than the finished product. Think of the charm of authentic hand lettering. All of those tropes are embodies in Albion’s Marker No.1.
Joyvrie is inspired by the rather characterful lettering to be seen on a local grocer’s blackboard. It’s lettering in the style of beautifully clear, yet individualistic, hand printing. We’re pleased to report that this particular rather splendid grocer, does not succumb to the ‘Grocer’s apostrophe’ either…