LA-based type foundry, Aerotype has released Keepsake, a new tattoo-inspired script font family. Designed by Stephen Miggas, the five member type family can be combined and overlapped to provide a range of creative options.
Behind Keepsake’s exterior resides a set of OpenType font technology features including contextual characters and ligatures, discretionary characters and stylistic alternates, affording the typesetter creative flexibility and versatility. Each face includes three options for every capital letter and multiple lowercase options, including, for example, special characters that automatically substitute-in at the ends of words. Other features include four swashy decorative elements and optional old-style figures accessible by supporting application’s OpenType menu.
The Keepsake Drop Shadow version can be used in conjunction with the other family members, and colored separately if desired. All five fonts support Latin, Eastern European and Baltic languages. As the name suggests, Keepsake strives to be a treasured member of any type collection.
Keepsake can be purchased and downloaded from the Aerotype web site (http://www.aerotype.com) as a family or a la carte. There is also a type specimen PDF that details features, extra characters and other goodies.