With its old fashion romantic style that so perfectly captures the copperplate form of handwriting popularized in the late 1800s, it is surprising to learn that the Bickley Script Font was designed in 1986. Alan Meeks created this font as homage to those elegant pen-and-ink forms showcasing flowery capitals that could easily be used as initials for other fonts. Perfect for headlines, this is a font that should always be set in at least 14 points
Bickley Script History
Bickley Script designer Alan Meeks began working in the Design and Typography Industry in 1970 and within a few short years was working at Letraset Ltd® as senior designer. At Letraset he worked closely with Colin Brignall to develop the company into a serious font foundry.
Alan left Letraset in 1984 to create his own studio, although he maintained his relationship with Letraset and continued to create fonts for them. In 1986 International Typeface Corporation® (ITC) and Letraset merged and shortly after the merge Alan created the Bickley Script font for the newly created company.
With an elegant style that looks as though it were coming from a fine tipped pen instead of a computer, the delicate reserved lower case letters share a characteristic of many other script type fonts. The flowing letters are intended to join, mimicking actual handwriting. Set against the high floral style of the capitals, the entire font has an elegant feel that has proven perfect for formal invitations.
Bickley Script Usage
Because of their ornate styling, the capitals are often used in conjunction with other fonts as initials. The script is perfect for wedding invitations, announcements and is often seen as headings on restaurant menus.