With the very high contrast, elegant proportions, many alternate glyphs and ligature overload, Prestiggio is an instant fashionizer. Prestiggio ships with 95 discretionary ligatures (uppercase and lowercase), alternate characters, old-style figures, pictograms, arrows, prebuilt words and support for 85 Latin-based languages. The characters can be replaced automatically with the stylistic sets function, but you will get the best results using the glyphs palette. Recommended for editorial, book, poster and packaging use.
Bride Style, A sweet beautiful delicate script font. Inspired from the wedding modern calligraphy style but presented in a fashion editorial way. Perfectly fit for branding, logo, wedding things, greeting cards, fashion, lookbook, moodboard, presentation, imagine the luxury, beautiful, stylish, and casual in the same time.
Beauty Script is a modern interpretation of the classic formal script style. You could notice in it a special feeling due its subtle wavy rhythm to mimic the natural movement of handwritten calligraphy.
Because its strong contrast and the fluidity of its traces Beauty Script is ideal to be used as headline in any media related to fashion, beauty, nature, food, pleasure, travel, luxury or wherever you required to express formality and elegance.
Lovers is a romantic, elegant handwritten calligraphic script, with well over 300 additional characters, including standard and discretionary ligatures, swashes and stylistic alternatives. Use of its extensive OpenType features enable the designer to create text that constantly changes, giving the impression of genuine handwriting, but handwriting that has all the flair and styling of hand-done calligraphy produced towards the end of the twentieth century.
Lovers is based on traditional calligraphic ideals, but I’ve combined these with my own brand of relaxed, handwritten spontaneity, to design a font that is formal yet free and accidental, traditional yet contemporary. More…
The font’s extravagant curves and swashes make it perfect for valentine’s day and wedding media, book covers, greeting cards, and certificates, in fact for any design work that requires a romantic or opulently elegant look. The range of stylistic alternatives and swashes enable users to create a wide range of moods in their work. In many ways it is a calligraphy toolkit.
Lovers contains the accented characters used in the major European languages. What sets it apart from most other calligraphic fonts is that it appears so genuinely handwritten and avoids the uptight formality that characterizes so many of the fonts in this genre.
Try Lovers, enjoy its wealth of OpenType features and let its vigorous yet elegant exuberance delight you and enhance your creativity!
Legendaria is a very sophisticated and elegant connected script font. Its more than 1300 ornamented characters make it incredibly versatile. Most lower case letters have at least 15 different options, including tails and flourishes.
For Open Type users “Legendaria OT” is the best choice instead the separated files of ornamental complementary fonts.
This script font is inspired by the flexible nib strokes to create a concatenation of refinement with character mixing the contrast with pronounced but rounded angles. This angles along with the inktraps give the font a better performance when printing. Texts will have a very even rhythm due to its consistency on the stroke’s angle and spacing.
The words can receive a dramatic touch by using the wide range of glyphs with curly and refined ornamentation. There are lots of caps and number variants dressed up with a variety of swashes. Also, two sets of versatile ornaments will be found: a first set of ending flourishes that match with any lowercase letter and a second set of independent flourishes to be placed around the words. More…
Quarzo will give a great sophistication level to invitations, cards, tags, menus, advertising and packaging.
Its character map covers Western and Central European characters.
An elegant, handwritten font to convey your message with that personal flair.
Designer(s): Publisher: Corradine Fonts Design Date: 2009 Download Mussica™ Now → About Mussica™ Font Example(s) of Mussica™
Almibar is a delicate and very elegant connected script font. Its classic style is perfect to be applied in any type of formal pieces such invitations, labels and menus.
In 2009, Corradine Fonts released one of its most successful projects: Mussica, an experimental and hybrid typeface that explore the exaggeration of ascenders and descenders in a high contrast style. Now, around eight years later, we are proud to introduce Mussica Italic, which surpass the original version in quality and quantity of ornamental possibilities while try to maintain its proportions and looking. Mussica Italic is programmed to obtain a smart replacement of swashes, endings and ligatures using the Open Type features, but you can also explore manually its wide range of alternatives to get the best graphic result according to your requirements.
Mussica Italic supports most of Western and Central European languages.
In the early 1980s, at the start of my career, I had the opportunity to work in a print shop with classic lead setting. In those days I would study issues of U&lc magazine from ITC. What really caught my attention were scripts in the Spencerian style. I’ve been fascinated by this American penmanship tradition ever since.
A few years ago I developed a font. Boris Bencic used it when he was redesigning L’Officiel magazine in Paris. I took these initial forms and developed them into the font Mommie when I started my own foundry. Although I usually design text typefaces, working on Mommie taught me how complex it can be to create a script headline font. The biggest challenge in this process has been to keep it alive and fresh. More…
The Regular weight is only made for very big headlines. The thin lines with the bold drops are very elegant. For smaller sizes use the Medium and Small weight.
It won the TDC 2008 award and was Judges Choice of Christian Schwartz.
Blanchard is a revival and elaborate extension of Muriel, a 1950 metal face made by Joan Trochut-Blanchard for the Fonderie Typographique Française, that was published simultaneously by the Spanish Gans foundry under the name Juventud.
Blanchard is a script that embodies the post-war narrow decorative aesthetic that would become the instantly recognizable feature of that era’s design. Its high ascenders corners make it the tuxedo of fonts, with slight and casual angles gradually revealing a trustworthy confidante, and sharp corners signaling a most expressive ally. Font. James Font. More…
This digital version updates the original metal shapes to work within today’s design tools and designer needs. Some of the questionable metal shapes were optimized, plenty of alternates were added, and as many as five ending forms were built for most lowercase letters. Overall, this is one of the most useful packages for book cover, magazine and packaging design.
Blanchard is available in all popular formats. Blanchard Pro combines all five fonts into a single one that makes use of OpenType’s cross-platform compatibility and programs that support OT’s fine typography features, like recent versions of Adobe InDesign and QuarkXpress.
These four sets are based on the elegant and beautiful work of the German graphic designer Emil Rudolf Weiss.
The initials were made to complement Weiss’ text fonts and were cast in the 1920s by the Bauer Type Foundry of Frankfurt. Also known as Weiss Initials Series I, II, II Bold, and III, the lettering has a distinct antique quality. These extremely hard-to-find digital versions look superb in large sizes and remain huge favorites among book designers. More…
Wellsbrook Initials are now available in the OpenType Std format. Some new characters have been added to this OpenType version as Stylistic Alternates. This advanced feature works in current versions of Adobe Creative Suite InDesign, Creative Suite Illustrator, and Quark XPress. Check for OpenType advanced feature support in other applications as it gradually becomes available with upgrades.
Here is a decorative condensed antique design that is sure to fit a variety of contemporary situations.
The Bruce Type Foundry (later acquired by V. B. Munson) developed this wonderfully shaded Tuscan in the 1880s – or possibly earlier. It was known back then as Style No. 1050 and carried a pronounced three-dimensional look with a thin hairline at the bottom and right of each stroke.
It is best to use Frisco Antique in large display sizes because it is easy to lose these delicate hairlines. A lowercase and several alternate characters have been provided for your convenience. More…
Frisco Antique Display is also available in the OpenType Std format. Some new characters have been added to this OpenType version. Advanced features currently work in Adobe Creative Suite InDesign, Creative Suite Illustrator, and Quark XPress. Check for OpenType advanced feature support in other applications as it gradually becomes available with upgrades.
It was the original work of fifteenth century designer Nicolas Jenson that formed the basis for this roman serif style developed by Ernst Detterer in 1923.
Similar in spirit to other early twentieth century revivals such as Centaur, Cloister Old Style, and Italian Old Style, Nicolas Jenson is distinguished by its pristine and delicate nature. A gifted young apprentice to Detterer, Robert Hunter Middleton, greatly expanded the family. And by 1929, bold, italic, and open were part of the Ludlow Foundry’s beautiful Nicolas Jenson Series. It was reintroduced under a new name, Eusebius, in 1941. More…
This digital version includes a new medium and extrabold weight with intermediate small caps and swash alternates throughout the family. There is also a regular expert version with a variety of currency symbols plus a regular petite caps (regular x-height small caps) and old style figures version.
Nicolas Jenson is now available in the OpenType Std format. Small caps, old style figures, and swash alternates have all been combined into one style for ease of use. You will also find an additional regular petite caps version included with the regular style. Some new characters have been added as stylistic alternates and historical forms. These advanced features work in current versions of Adobe Creative Suite InDesign, Creative Suite Illustrator, and Quark XPress. Check for OpenType advanced feature support in other applications as it gradually becomes available with upgrades.
Named in tribute to the members of the American Typecasting Fellowship, this font is an original expression of Jim Rimmer’s left-handed calligraphy. It was designed and cut in 24 p in the early 1980s, then cast as foundry type on Jim’s own Thompson typecasting machine.
This alphabet exhibits classic semi-italic text tension, with sqaurish minuscules and hybrid renaissance majuscules. Jim’s unique sense of restrained but attractive typo-calligraphic creativity puts on quite a
show here. More…
Fellowship was updated and remastered for the latest technologies in 2013. It comes with plenty of
built-in alternates and ligatures. Its glyphset contains over 420 characters, and supports the majority
of Latin-based languges.
20% of this font’s revenues will be donated to the GDC Scholarship Fund, supporting higher typography education in Canada.
This gem of a script was what metal era typographers called a “continental face”, which essentially meant an old, most likely uncredited, metal face that was common to many European foundries. This particular one ran the rounds in the first half of the twentieth century under the names Donatello, Aigrette, Troubadour, Hertha, Butterfly and Gracia. A little research reveals its true origin to be circa 1926 at the Wagner & Schmidt foundry in Leipzig, where it was a bold script named Troubadour. A cut that was much lighter, more elegant, and much more suitable for larger display applications was made by the Amsterdam Lettergieterij in the late 1930s, under the name Gracia. Gracia was a common sight on perfume bottles, wine labels, chocolate boxes, and book covers in Europe for about four decades. Like many treasures of its kind, it seems to have never been considered for digital retooling until now. More…
Wagner Script corrects and greatly expands on the original metal concept, to include plenty of alternate forms, even as many as four variations on some characters. It also comes with extended range Latin-based language support. The Wagner Script package contains both Wagner Script Pro, a premium feature-loaded OpenType font for advanced typography applications, as well as three TTF fonts for the legacy format user.
Carabelle is based on the Nebiolo type foundry’s Calipso design. Newly redrawn and with many original details added, this old typeface has been revitalized. Noble and sweet, Carabelle plays the elegant companion for cup cake shops, wedding invitations or culinary tours through France and Italy.
Designed in 1928 by Alessandro Butti under the direction of Raffaello Bertieri for the Nebiolo foundry, Paganini defies standard categorization. While it definitely is a classic foundry text face with obvious roots in the “oldstyle” of the Italian renaissance, its contrast reveals a clear underlying modern influence.
In a typical Italian artistic fashion, Paganini manages to be a superb text face while having enough priceless ornamental moments to make it great in display uses as well: Check out the splayed M, the wide-tailed g, the flowing tail on the y, the high-armed k, etcetera. More…
While the original metal version was limited to five basic fonts, this digital expansion includes small caps in the three main upright weights, plenty of alternate forms in all fonts, a super-seductive Open font, and an expanded language support covering the majority of Latin-based languages.
Helvetica’s 50-year anniversary celebrations in 2007 were overwhelming and contagious. We saw the movie. Twice. We bought the shirts and the buttons. We dug out the homage books and re-read the hate articles. We mourned the fading non-color of an old black shirt proudly exclaiming that “HELVETICA IS NOT AN ADOBE FONT”. We took part in long conversations discussing the merits of the Swiss classic, that most sacred of typographic dreamboats, outlasting its builder and tenants to go on alone and saturate the world with the fundamental truth of its perfect logarithm. We swooned again over its subtleties (“Ah, that mermaid of an R!”). We rehashed decades-old debates about “Hakzidenz,” “improvement in mind” and “less is more.” We dutifully cursed every single one of Helvetica’s knockoffs. We breathed deeply and closed our eyes on perfect Shakti Gawain-style visualizations of David Carson hack’n’slashing Arial — using a Swiss Army knife, no less — with all the infernal post-brutality of his creative disturbance and disturbed creativity. We then sailed without hesitation into the absurdities of analyzing Helvetica’s role in globalization and upcoming world blandness (China beware! Helvetica will invade you as silently and transparently as a sheet of rice paper!). And at the end of a perfect celebratory day, we positively affirmed à la Shakti, and solemnly whispered the energy of our affirmation unto the universal mind: “We appreciate Helvetica for getting us this far. We are now ready for release and await the arrival of the next head snatcher.” More…
The great hype of Swisspalooza ’07 prompted a look at Max Miedinger, the designer of Neue Haas Grotesk (later renamed to Helvetica). Surprisingly, what little biographical information available about Miedinger indicates that he was a typography consultant and type sales rep for the Haas foundry until 1956, after which time he was a freelance graphic designer — rather than the full-time type designer most Helvetica enthusiasts presume him to have been. It was under that freelance capacity that he was commissioned to design the regular and bold weights of Neue Haas Grotesk typeface. His role in designing Helvetica was never really trumpeted until long after the typeface attained global popularity. And, again surprisingly, Miedinger designed two more typefaces that seem to have been lost to the dust of film type history. One is called Pro Arte (1954), a very condensed Playbill-like slab serif that is similar to many of its genre. The other, made in 1964, is much more interesting. Its original name was Horizontal. Here it is, lest it becomes a Haas-been, presented to you in digital form by Canada Type under the name of its original designer, Miedinger, the Helvetica King.
The original film face was a simple set of bold, panoramically wide caps and figures that give off a first impression of being an ultra wide Gothic incarnation of Microgramma. Upon a second look, they are clearly more than that. This face is a quirky, very non-Akzidental take on the vernacular, mostly an exercise in geometric modularity, but also includes some unconventional solutions to typical problems (like thinning the midline strokes across the board to minimize clogging in three-storey forms).
This digital version introduces four new weights, ranging from Thin to Medium, alongside the bold original. The Miedinger package comes in all popular font formats, and supports Western, Central and Eastern European languages, as well as Esperanto, Maltese, Turkish and Celtic/Welsh. A few counter-less alternates are included in the fonts.
Kilkenny is a decorative, Victorian-style font based on the metal type named Nymphic that was designed by Hermann Ihlenberg. Ihlenburg was born in Germany in 1843 where he studied art and worked for several German type foundries. He moved to the USA in 1866 and worked for the L. Johnson & Co. foundry, later MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan. American Type Founders acquired this typeface when they took over the MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan foundry and Nymphic appears in the ATF catalog of 1896.
For this digital version, the character set has been expanded to include accented characters, punctuation and currency symbols (and most everything you would expect to find in a digital font). More…
The original metal font consisted of Swash Caps, Upper Case characters and a “morticed” lower case, which was raised off the baseline. This mortcied form was designed to nestle inside the ornate swash caps as well as to work with the upper case. The five digital versions contained in this set are basically different configurations of these different alphabet sets, they differ as follows:
Kilkenny- The original upper case with a modified lower case that has been enlarged, shifted to align along the baseline and given taller ascenders to give it a more “regular” appearance. Kilkenny Eureka – True to the original design with the “morticed” or superior lowercase forms. Kilkenny Swash – Original swash caps with the modified lower case. Kilkenny Swash Caps – Original Swash caps with the original caps as the lower case. Kilkenny Swash Eureka- Swash caps that have been adjusted to match the weight of the original lower case forms.
In addition to all of the above, the OpenType version contains additional Central European characters as well as Cyrillic characters for a total of almost 1000 glyphs.
Based on the Keystone Type Foundry design, circa 1919. The l/c ‘g’ appears as an alternate character in our font.
Based on Nacional by Carlos Winkow from the Spanish foundry, Nacional, circa 1941.
Moho Script introduces a decorative modern geometric of Japanese, sometimes german flavor for an unconventional script. It breaks the mold of the usual fonts to create a new visual impact of absolute contemporaneity with a retro touch. Moho Script, as all typefaces of this extended family, comes in five weights and an inline style, and it’s been provided with a complete set of glyphs for languages of the Eastern and Western Europe. With the OpenType feature Swash you can make words with letter “t” that overlap to achieve what no meet in others typefaces. Moho Script is a perfect font for headlines display, menus, deals, logos, labels, outdoor advertising and publishing design, great for architecture, fashion, music, aviation and social affairs.
Roadline is a professional display font collection of Streamline style for lettering, a style of lettering that was much in vogue from the 30 to the 60. Roadline aligns all your characters on a horizontal baseline and allows headlines or logos into three wide variables. Besides its connectors allow you to create variations ranging from elegant classics to radicals or creative situations, adapting to all target tones of voice message, it brings Roadline a series of pre-programmed parts in Opentype links for easy use and enable very creative and unexpected combinations. For its decorative character this typeface is very useful for headlines and logo creation. Relive the golden years of the brands with Roadline.
Mineraline is inspired by the crystalline, faceted forms of minerals. This unique display typeface is made of a complex linear structure, giving the letterforms a dynamic, intricate and dimensional feel – especially suited to display use in very large sizes.
The unique linear structure allows the line-weight of the character framework to be varied, to give the family a varying ‘visual’ weight, rather than altering the traditional stroke width. Used at smaller sizes, the type is incredibly detailed, almost woven looking. At larger display sizes the framework and bevelled joints become more obvious and striking. More…
From the delicate Light through to the solid and angular Ultra, Mineraline is perfect to give your work a distinctive, modern and creative edge. Its multiple weights are ideally suited to work across Branding, Logo & Identity, Retail, Point of Sale, Packaging, Advertising, Fashion, Digital and Film, or any other experimental graphic and typography tasks.
NeoScript Pro is a family of typefaces that leads Neoscript Pro Zero, a commercial script writing similar to those used in ads advertising the 40s and 50s, with fine lettering combinations of that time. NeoScript Pro is ideal for composing headlines and subheads and this is supplied four variations.