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Lián Types »Parfait Script« Colorful Fancy Lettering (for widescreen displays)

At request of one of my female flickr-contacts find here a »colorful« version of my »Fancy Lettering« Wallpaper 1920x1200 with Maximiliano Sprovieros (Lián Types) outstanding script face »Parfait Script Pro«


Parfait Script Pro takes its inspiration in the Spencerian script and the pointed brush lettering. Two styles of writing (of drawing letters, would say a calligrapher), which the designer successfully combined.

With over 850 glyphs, Parfait Script Pro is an Open-Type font designed by Maximiliano R. Sproviero between 2009 and 2010.


The Beginnings

Exactly a year ago, Lián started what would be Parfait Script today.

With the idea of creating a totally unique typography Lián started drawing the first letters by altering the typical ductus of the calligraphic styles he was practicing those days: This was, writing from the bottom to the top; something that calligraphy books do not support.

Being again a bit of a rebel, almost every letter of the alphabet were made like this. This gave Parfait such an unusual look.

Lián wanted a name which reflected this. So at first he named it Nonpareil Script, which as you may know, is a word from France that means with no comparison.

The more 2009 was coming to its end, the more Parfait Script was growing. The font was shouting for alternates, and that was when the most entertaining part began (and also when the name changed). Lián studied about the decorative swirls of the Spencerian script style and tried to include those lovely loops into his type. He also went into the pointed brush lettering world in order to add Parfait a gestural look. This was when lots of alternates came to life. Now, it was not only to alternate common ductus; now it was also to exaggerate contrasts of the strokes. Very thick and thin strokes all together.

2010 consisted in adding more and more alternates and ligatures. The font was prepared to be universally used, since it contains the enough glyphs and ligatures of the most common combination of letters and words.

Once more, a combination of styles gave wonderful results.

Parfait Script Pro and its voluptuous style hopes to be useful for whatever you design.



Parfait Script has more than 850 glyphs. It’s up to you to choose, it’s up to you to have fun. Parfait would love to play.

The font has lots of alternates. They'll for sure either embellish your words or provide more legibility. The alternates are: Standard Ligatures; Contextual Alternates; Discretionary Ligatures Swashes; Stylistic Alternates; Titling Alternates; Terminal Forms; Historical Alternates * ; Stylistic Ligatures; Stylistic Set 1 and 2 * ; Ornaments. (* These Alternates are only included in Parfait Script Pro).

Parfait Script Pro contains everything inside.

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Taken on May 16, 2010