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UK - 8 February 2012


1st February 2012

   New website launches with 25% off all fonts in February
   New Rollerscript font released


New website launches

Type designer Nick Cooke, creator of popular typefaces Chevin, Houschka & Olicana, finally launches his G-Type foundry website this month ( As Cooke himself admits, it's been a long time coming: "I released the first batch of G-Type fonts back in 1999 via Fontworks so it's only taken me a further 13 years to launch! I thinkcit's been worth the wait though and means there's now a more extensive type library to show off!" The new site, created by Leeds-based agency Creode, is a full e-commerce affair boasting highly advanced test drive & sampling tools to fully explore each family's OpenType features and glyph set. Brand new typeface Rollerscript gets an exclusive first outing on the site as well (see p2). Visitors will also be able to browse Cooke's diverse custom font and logo portfolio, plus view and comment on new typefaces in development via the interactive blog. A 25% discount will be applied to all fonts bought at throughout February 2012. For more info, images etc email; screen grabs from are permitted.


New Rollerscript typefaces released

The latest addition to the G-Type collection is the ingenious Rollerscript handwriting face, designed by Nick Cooke and released to coincide with the launch of As the name suggests, Rollerscript was conceived by writing out variations of each character by hand using a Pentel roller pen prior to the scanning and digitising process. Rollerscript is a more modern sister to the popular G-Type font Olicana whose letterforms were drafted using a nibbed pen and ink. Rollerscript is decidedly more casual and informal than Olicana, but equally realistic. Pronounced imperfections where characters start, end or join make for a very authentic hand drawn appearance which is enhanced still further through the use of over 100 standard ligatures. Character pairings like 'tt' or 'gg' in normal handwriting fonts never look natural but in Rollerscript will now automatically change as you type. The fontÕs handwriting credentials are given a further boost with the inclusion of multiple underlines and sketched icons, arrows and emoticons. Rollerscript comes in 2 styles, Rough & Smooth, both available in OpenType format for Mac & PC. Both fonts come stuffed full of OT features including multiple figure sets, small caps, contextual alternates, ordinals & additional style sets, plus complete Western & Central European (CE) accents.

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article posted 8 February 2012 and last updated 8 February 2012.

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