| This month we have selected some great fonts for Fathers Day cards and summer party invitations. We are also proud to showcase some new fonts from new type designers and font foundries. Our Designer's Toolbox continues to explore the wonderful features in OpenType fonts. This month Steve Matteson explores swash letterforms. We hope you enjoy this typographic feast!
|Using OpenType Features: Swashes
Part two of our series on OpenType "Pro" fonts introduces the 'swash' – an exaggerated entry or exit stroke which adds flourish to a letterform. Ascender's Steve Matteson gives some pointers on the do's and don'ts of using the swash feature. Click here to read the article
Dusan Script™ Family
NEW – this wonderful and lively handwriting font is from Serbian graphic designer Dušan Jelesijević. Dusan Script font has a natural personality that flows well in print and on screen, with very good legibility at small sizes. Available in regular and bold weights, it brings a breath of fresh air to greeting cards, invitations and correspondence.
Pescadero™ Pro Family
The Pescadero Pro Font comes with some great OpenType features including oldstyle figures, proportional figures, swashes and extra ligatures. These can all be accessed when using any OpenType-savvy application. Pescadero Pro comes in regular and bold weights, and can add a touch of distinction to a variety of projects.
Berlin Sans FB™ Bold
AscenderFonts.com is proud to offer a selection of display fonts from The Font Bureau. Berlin Sans FB comes in regular, demibold and bold weights and features strong, sturdy characters that are hard to ignore! This font is perfect for big, bold headlines that can grab your audience's attention.
We couldn't resist including Boopee, a fun font to help celebrate Fathers Day! With the charisma and charm of a small child, it features characters that burst with energy. It also comes with a set of ligatures that help break up the monotony of repeating characters - these can be accessed in any OpenType-savvy application. Perfect for child-themed greeting cards, party invitations and school projects.
Artcraft Pro is a font that Ascender's Jim Ford produced based on Robert Wiebking's 1912 cutting of Artcraft Roman. The font contains some great OpenType typographic features including swashes, alternates and ligatures. Artcraft lends itself to projects that suit an old-fashioned charm or to typographic layouts where a swash sits perfectly.
Bermuda™ LP Dots
Bermuda Dots is a jovial, upbeat lettering font that was designed by Garrett Boge and Paul Shaw. This font is perfect for your summer beach party invitations, BBQ party invitations, fun poster headings and pretty much any number of fun, creative projects you can think of! There are 4 different versions of Bermuda to choose from.
NEW - Force is a contemporary sans serif ultra-black family designed by Ricardo Esteves Gomes. Force Regular features an upright roman structure; Force Italic has cursive lowercase forms; Force Shadow can be used alone or as a second layer to Force Regular. Force has a variety of OpenType features for use with OpenType-savvy applications: discretionary ligatures, fractions, subscript and superscript. The Force family is suitable for big-size high impact situations ranging from advertisements and posters, to magazines, packaging and presentations.
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