Van den Velde Script Pro
here is the official text to add at the page of our NEW Van den velde
Script PRO (can you add the text for us?)
Van den Velde Script Pro is the definitive edition of the original Van
den Velde Script, by Intellecta Design, a free interpretation of the
work of the famous master penman Jan van den Velde, to be found in the
“Spieghel der schrijfkonste, in den welcken ghesien worden
veelderhande gheschrifften met hare fondementen ende onderrichtinghe.
” (Haarlen, 1605). This font has evocative ancient ligature forms from
the XVII Century Dutch master penman Jan van den Velde. Your
indescritible writing-book was important not only with regard to the
specific period it represents, but also in relationship to the entire
history of calligraphy as an art: Van den Velde is rightly credited
with having introduced and perfected a new trend in Dutch calligraphy.
Our font, Van den Velde Script merges modern necessities o better
legibility without loose the taste of his archaic origins. This
enhanced OpenType version is a complete solution for producing
documents and artworks whith a evocative and voluptuous style of
Van den Velde Script PRO has
- more gliphs than the original Van den Velde Script. We create
hundred of new gliphs, deactivates old non-representative gliphs and
redesign the remaining library of original gliphs. Van den Velde Pro
is more functional, soft and beauty than the original.
- to keep the powerful of this unusual kind of script we make a
tour-de-force kerning work: 771 gliphs in this font was adjusted in
5400 kerning pairs handly.
- hundreds of contextual alternates combinations, some of them with
three or more letters,
- historical ornaments and fleurons in the typical style (and motifs)
from the XVII century at the Lower Countryes accessed with the glyph
palette using the Ornaments feature);
- an extensive set of ligatures (100s of contextual alternates plus
discretionary ligatures) providing letterform variations that make
your designs really special, resembling real handwriting on the page;
... and, much better, Van den Velde Scriopt PRO is plus cheap than the
original font !!!
In non-OpenType-savvy applications it works well as an unusual and
beautiful script style font. Because of its high number of alternate
letters and combinations (over 700 glyphs), we suggest the use of the
glyph palette to find ideal solutions to specific designs. The sample
illustrations will give you an idea of the possibilities. You have
full access to this amazing stuff using InDesign, Illustrator,
QuarkXpress and similar software. However, we still recommend
exploring what this font has to offer using the glyphs palette:
principally to get all the power of the Contextual Alternates feature.
Van den Velde Script PRO has original letters designed by Iza W and
overall creative direction plus core programming by Paulo W.
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