There are many script typefaces but there is only one Scripticus.
Scripticus is like a chameleon: In whatever surroundings you put it, it adapts itself and looks like it couldn’t be anywhere else.
Be it a sales advertisement, a music Website, a comic strip or a journal with complex chemical formula – Scripticus always solves the problem in a natural and leisurely way. And it never makes compromises concerning clarity.
But where does Scripticus come from? … From the good old high school blackboard!
Blackboards have become almost obsolete in teaching, but be it a black or white background – clear, strong characters placed on the board while the facts are explained are still one of the best ways to make and keep things understandable. Scripticus is dedicated to my high school chemistry teacher who was an expert in just this. While the letterforms come from different inspirations, its aim is the same as the pedagogical aim of my teacher: Combining clarity with a strong personality.
Scripticus has a special trick to give it its natural look: Four alternates for each letter and each number plus rotation coding make the glyphs appear in lively melodic flow. In this way even mathematic equations look nice!
Scripticus has a lot of OT-features that help it do its job. They are: capital spacing, localized forms, subscript, scientific inferiors, superscript, numerators, denominators, fractions, ordinals, tabular figures, historical forms, ligatures, stylistic alternates, stylistic set and ornaments.
Finally, as is my general goal in type design – Scripticus supports close to one hundred languages from Latin extended to Cyrillic extended.
Design: Julia Sysmäläinen
Publisher: Art. Lebedev Studio
Copyright 2013 by Art. Lebedev Studio. All rights reserved.
Julia Sysmäläinen Carelian (Juliasys) is a Finnish type designer, who studied at Pekka Halosen Akatemia in Tuusula. She runs her own type foundry, Juliasys. Julia presently lives in Berlin, where she works for Edenspiekermann Berlin.