Contextual Alternates & Initial Forms
Turning Contextual Alternates on in your OpenType settings allows Love Script to
make smart choices in letter selection to keep the script flowing and looking good.
Even the sexiest letters like to be tied up.
Stylistic & Titling Alternates
Yep. Turn these things on when you want a little something extra.
Forget more cowbell… we want more swashes in our relationship.
Like where this relationship is going yet? Did you expect anything less from me?
Turn Titling Alternates on. Type two hyphens after a letter and… bam!
Proportional & Oldstyle Numerals
For those truly obsessed. You need it all, right?
Which Came First?
Rough Love, it's fair to say, came before Love Script. The brushed letter specimens that would ultimately served as the template for the much ‘cleaner’ Love Script have now been turned into a typeface. As I packed these up, I just kept coming back to them and staring at the texture and movement caught on the page. On a lark, I decided it would be fun to let people see an almost a before and after scenario of how one led to the other and decided to produce a typeface from these specimens… Rough Love.
For the most part, in typical fashion for me when I brush out a typeface idea, I try to brush the entire character set along with each of the planned variants for swashes, titling, and other alternates—the reason for that is simple as each letter looks and acts a bit differently when the same movements are imposed on them. With Rough Love, I tried to adhere to that and made very few modifications to the originals, and only had to ‘borrow’ in a few occasions when I happend to forget to brush a variant.
More To Come
Love Script came about as a way to finally answer the requests by individuals to take my brush pen/marker lettering styles and turn them into a typeface. Literally, everything lined up perfectly and there was a renewed impetus to push this genre, this style of lettering I have adapted over the years into what will become a series of brush pen/marker typefaces. The first I chose to complete was a high-contrast variant… I seem to be attracted to high contrast, high energy letters (think Lust, Lust Slim and Lust Script). As I was finalizing everything, I kept saying ‘I love this script’, which ultimately led the christening of the typeface as Love Script.
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Huge thanks to @mrwarren
for his code voodoo.