did release Penabico, my new script font. The work was hard, and not
finished yet, since I will make many updates and corrections along the
next months. Thanks so much for the comments and advices, in the last
weeks, in Typophile forum, and other places, concerning my doubts while
did make Penabico. So, thanks to Adam Twardoch, Arno Enslin, Buggy,
Cristobal Henestrosa, Eili Lindoe (test-user for scandinavian
languages), Frode Frank, Gunlaugur Se Brien, Igor Freiberger, Isac
(IsacoType), John Hudson, Khaled Hosny, Luc Devroye, Manish Soni, Nick
Shinn, Ralf Herman, riccard0, Sigurður Ármannsson, Stephen Coles, Thomas
Phinney, quadibloc, and others which I dont remember now.
After 13 months of hard work, Iza W and Intellecta Design are proud
to announce Penabico. This is a free interpretation of the copperplate
script styles to be found in the Universal Penman.
London, 1741, the monumental publication of engraved work by George
Bickham (along with collaborators Joseph Champion, Wellington Clark,
Nathaniel Dove, Gabriel Brooks, William Leckey and many others).
This enhanced OpenType version is a complete solution for producing
documents and artworks which need this kind of calligraphic script:
* 100s of stylistic alternates for each letter (upper- and lowercase), accessed with the glyph palette;
* 250 ornaments and fleurons (mostly in the copperplate
roundhand renaissance style) encoded in the dingbats range and accessed
with the glyph palette (plus a special set with over 50 of these
ornaments accessed with the ornaments feature);
* an extensive set of ligatures (100s of stylistic and
contextual alternates plus discretionary ligatures) providing letterform
variations that make your designs really special, resembling real
handwriting on the page;
* complete, intricate, ready-made calligraphic words;
* abbreviations (in many languages).
The principal font contains the complete Latin alphabet, including
Central European, Vietnamese, Baltic and Turkish with all diacritic
signs, punctuation marks (including interrobang). The German ‘ß’
(germandbls, eszett, sharp s) even has over six different alternate
forms. And we don't forget to add the unconventional germandbls
In non-OpenType-savvy applications it works well as an English
commercial script style font. Because of its high number of alternate
letters and combinations (over 1500 glyphs), we suggest the use of the
glyph palette to find ideal solutions to specific designs. The sample
illustrations will give you an idea of the possibilities. You have full
access to this amazing stuff using InDesign, Illustrator, QuarkXpress
and similar software. However, we still recommend exploring what this
font has to offer using the glyphs palette.
Two last things — we have placed some of the ornaments, catch-words
and other material in supplementary fonts, for easier access in
non-OpenType-savvy programs. They are: Penabico Words, Penabico
Abbreviations (free font), and Penabico Extras (free font). And, when
buying Penabico you get the 'Penabico EPS Bonus Set", a gift pack
containing various highly intrincated frames in EPS format, easy and
ready to work with your preferred vector design software like Corel or
Illustrator (see the pdf in the Gallery).
The font is here
However, I appreciate critics, which will be used to increase the font, with updates.