Euphoria Script will be an informal script typeface. I started sketching the letterforms by hand with a copperplate nib, and then redrew them in my font editor with the stroke endings seen in brush scripts. This makes the type seem playful, which I feel is important for casual scripts.
It has very fast curves, thanks to the slight slant angle, but it remains highly legible. It will be perfect for titles and short phrases in branding, magazines, content about food, fashion, music, and things which are as lively as the font itself.
Above: Some early sketches of uppercase and lowercase letters
The story of this project is that I met Dave Crossland at the ATypI Letter2 type design conference in my city, Buenos Aires. We talked about the Google Web Fonts project, and I wanted to design some really smooth and expressive script fonts for the web. Today there are no scripts like this on Google Web Fonts!
The Google Web Fonts team suggested that one of my designs that they wanted to publish as soon as possible would also be a great project to run on Kickstarter. They were sure it would be appreciated by everyone, and they are supporting my project financially through Kickstarter.
I started this design by practicing calligraphy with real ink pens and paper. So for the rewards I thought I could offer you a range of hand made artworks made by myself using the same pens, paper and calligraphic style that I use to create this font. They will be posted to you all the way from Buenos Aires!
I will be making adjustments to the design of each letter to make the letterforms ideally suited to the web. I am currently creating another font directly for Google Web Fonts, Rouge Script, where I have made similar adjustments. This image shows that font before and after this tailoring for the web:
It is a very subtle adjustment that might be hard to see if you are not a very experienced font user - but type design is a subtle art! In the middle size you may see the legibility improvements most clearly.
If this Kickstarter project reaches beyond its goal, I will draw some alternate glyphs and make them available too!
When this project reaches its funding goal, the Google experts will review the font's technical details to ensure it works perfectly as a web font, and it will be published as a Google Web Font. In the future it may be hand-hinted.
It will be published under the free, libre and open source SIL Open Font License (which has a great FAQ!) This license allows everyone to use the font freely, and designers can customize all the Google Web Fonts and contribute to them too.
Please note that this project’s funds will be paid to the ‘TeX Users Group’ (firstname.lastname@example.org), a US based 501(c)3 non-profit, who are kindly running a ‘Libre Font Fund.’ This allows me to receive the funds outside the USA as I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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