Friday, February 15, 2008

Ministry Script reports: [edited]

Ministry’s OpenType features include contextual and stylistic alternates, swash characters, and a galaxy of ligatures. A single face with over 1,000 characters to explore.

Alejandro Paul designed Ministry Script to be “A time capsule that marks both the American ad art of the 1920s, and the current new-millennium acrobatics of digital type.” The idea was to make as many possible variants of each letter as he could possibly handle.

Ministry Script goes overboard with ligatures, which involve standard, discretionary, contextual, and even swash features of the font. Says Paul, “At one point during the long, long testing phase, I found myself looking at twelve noticeably different visual instances of the same word, all set with this same font. I believe this sort of flexibility is not currently offered in any single script font on the market today.”

Ministry Script contains 99,814 kerning pairs.


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