Category Archives: Handwriting & Script fonts

Rollerscript

Rollerscript_MyfontAs the name suggests, the Rollerscript font from G-TYPE designed by Nick Cooke was conceived by writing out variations of each character by hand using a roller pen before the scanning and digitising process.

Pronounced pressure points where characters start, end or join make for a very authentic hand drawn appearance which is enhanced still further through the use of over 100 standard ligatures. Character pairings like ‘tt’ or ‘gg’ in normal handwriting fonts never look natural but in Rollerscript will now automatically change as you type!
234582Rollerscript’s handwriting credentials are given a further boost with the inclusion of multiple underlines and sketched icons, arrows and emoticons.

rollerscript-700_3Available as 2 Typefaces – Rollerscript Smooth and Rollerscript Rough or as 1 Value Pack, Rollerscript supports at least 21 languages (STD/OT CFF).
234580Font enquiry:  info@alttype.com.sg

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Introducing a flexible new script font: FF Eggo from Fontfont

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FF Eggo (visual: fonts.com)

Font designer Lukasz Dziedzic created FF Eggo when a friend opening a grocery store asked him for a logo. The font was initially created so that his friend could make “milk” and “bread” signs for his grocery store, but the publication designer in Lukasz wanted Eggo to be very flexible. Most script fonts only work with lowercase, when capital letters are used only at the beginning of words. Lukasz wanted his uppercase letters to also work in all-caps settings. So he chose a plain, dynamic style, quite upright model. The uppercase in Eggo works on its own, but it also mixes well with the lowercase, which is more classically calligraphic. The thin style looks like it’s written with a pen or thin marker, while the bolder ones could be done with a brush or a marker. In the end Lukasz created 10 styles for Eggo. As he says: “…five weights which you can easily mix for the right flavor: the upright styles which are a bit more casual, and the italics, which are a bit more classic. And the uppercase which works rather well in all-caps but also mixes well with the lowercase.”

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Below are a few samples of creative use from Fontfont:

*To order FF Eggo, please email info@alttype.com.sg

Calligraphic typeface: Bradley Texting

With Bradley Texting, Richard Bradley has published another calligraphic typeface that recalls the style of Bradley Hand and Bradley Type. In this case, however, Bradley has advanced the style with clearer forms for display on electronic instruments and on other formats.

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The letters for Bradley Texting began with a marker on paper. The somewhat narrow and dynamically designed letters have round line ends, like those left by a felt-tipped pen. As a hand-written print font, the individual letters are not connected to one another. Nonetheless, they demonstrate the influence of a written font, such as the extended ends and the flowing transitions.

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Clear forms with open counters and a large x-height guarantee Bradley Texting good legibility in the smaller font sizes. Bradley Texting is also effective under more challenging conditions, such as on mobile phones, e-book readers or tablets; the fonts friendly and lively character comes through. With Regular, Semibold and Bold, Bradley Texting is adequately equipped for use as a headline or text font in various sizes.

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Use the dynamic and clear forms of Bradley Texting anywhere you need a friendly character with a personal accent. Bradley Texting is persuasive in the print realm, in advertisements or on posters, as well as on electronic devices.

To order font, please email info@alttype.com.sg

Handwriting, Calligraphic and Script fonts

Handwriting, calligraphic and script fonts from Linotype, Monotype, Bitstream, Fontfont, Scholtz, Hallmark, Sudtipos, Emily Lime, Bomparte and Kimberley Geswein. Font enquiries: please email info@alttype.com.sg