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Bickley™ Script

By ITC

Alan Meeks
ITC
Linotype
Bickley Script was designed by Alan Meeks in 1986 and is based on the handwriting forms popular at the end of the 19th century. The flowery capitals contrast beautifully with the delicate and reserved lower case letters, fit perfectly together and enhance the handwritten character of the font. Bickley Script looks as though it were written with a fine tipped pen and has an elegant, nostalgic charm. The font is best for headlines as well as short to middle length texts and should be set in point sizes of 14 or larger, and Bickley Script's capitals can also be used as initials with other alphabets.

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.

References:
Microsoft Typography: Bickley Script
Linotype Type Gallery: Bickley Script

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.

Calligraphy
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