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Metroscript

By Alphabet Soup

Michael Doret
Alphabet Soup

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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Metroscript_Manual.pdf