With my first post on this subject I asked you about your favorite font. I am still asking you.
Leave me a comment and tell me about your favorite font.
Wendy Wise of facilitutors told me about her favorite font.
It is Lucida Handwriting.
So we will have a closer look at this also wonderful font.
Lucida Handwriting is part of an extended font clan, which is designed by the typographers Charles Bigelow and Kris Holmes, who also created Windings.
The font clan of lucida has handwriting, calligraphy, sans serif and serif family members.
They have been originally designed for DTP.
Year of Design
Lucida – 1985
Lucida Handwriting has just one weight, which is called italic.
The font is called handwriting.
It appears as if it is written by hand or pen – a so called script.
Actually this is the most natural way to write and started with the cuneiforms of the Assyrians or the hieroglyphics of the Egyptians.
Lucida Handwriting is an informal font.
Lucida typefaces have a very big x-height.
That makes them not so suitable for mass texts.
But nevertheless the Lucida Handwriting is also a clear font.
For informal texts.
Maybe invitations, texts that should appear handwritten.
Personal letters you have to write on your computer will appear much more personal.
Again our little experiment with the “lore ipsum” text.
Same way of handling it as we did with the Bauhaus.
Looks not bad, but in my opinion the text – interleaf is automatically which gives it about 120% of fontsize (easier for the experiment) – is set to narrow.
Ascender bump into descender – just have a look at the q and l in line 3 and 4.
What I like about the font
It is for sure a nice font.
You can read it nicely.
Especially I like the O and the minor Z.
The minor z reminds me of the z of the sütterlin script.
A very interesting way to design a modern font.
Now enjoy the letters in Lucida Handwriting.
Don’t forget to tell me your favorite font.