Michael Doret had been doing lettering in styles similar to Metroscript in his design work for many years, but with the advent of OpenType® technology he realized that he could actually put together a script font that would finally do justice to this style, and be almost indistinguishable from hand-lettering.
There was no one single inspiration for Metroscript: rather it is an amalgam of many different scripts that were popular hand-lettered styles between the 1920s and the 1950s. Metroscript is suggestive of vintage sports ephemera-especially when tails are added to words-but is also appropriate in virtually any context. It's many ligatures, swashes, alternates, foreign accented characters and tails-all of which connect seamlessly-set it apart from most other script fonts.
PLEASE NOTE: When setting Metroscript one should ALWAYS select the "Standard Ligatures" and "Contextual Alternates" buttons in your OpenType palette.
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