Samantha Script font
“This design began with a struggle” Laura Worthington says about her Samantha Script font. ”I had a lot of ideas I was experimenting with at the time, but nothing was coming together. Finally, I decided to take a break and just focus on my lettering practice. Maybe get back to basics, I thought. So with my favorite lettering tool – a Brause Rose pointed pen, I sat down and methodically began lettering. I thought back to when I first experimented with a pointed pen. I was rather young at the time and didn’t quite know how to use it, but I liked that it created thick to hairline thin lines depending on pressure. It’s been a favorite tool since. As I focused on the pure practice and enjoyment of seeing letters comes to life, the idea I was looking for began to evolve. With measured rhythm and a focus on contrasting, connected strokes, the design emerged. Its optimize style and discipline echoes that of my beautiful niece Samantha – who is about everything life has to offer – bright, cheerful and gracious with wisdom beyond her years.
Samantha Script font was designed with a focus on variety, versatility, beauty and practicality. With measured rhythm and contrasting, connected strokes, Samantha possesses a flowingly smooth elegance with the ability to take on many appearances, from simple styling to the fanciest of all flourishes with its 2700+ glyphs that take advantage of OpenType. Over 1100 alternate and swash letters feature ascenders and descenders that vary in length and complexity. Standard ligatures ensure that this font looks as perfect as possible and 20 discretionary ligatures enliven its style. Numerals are offered in their standard form, as well as an old style and a swash set too. The addition of 60 ornaments and 45 catchwords offer even more design possibilities.
Samantha’s optimistic style and discipline echoes that of my beautiful niece – who is excited about everything life has to offer – bright, cheerful and gracious with wisdom beyond her years.
Samantha Pro font was awarded Typeface Design, 2012 by Communication Arts.
Designers: Laura Worthington
Publisher: Laura Worthington