Scrambled Script

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by Tobias Sommer (shasta)

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Little experiment of mine, trying to design a script font that really connects all the letters. As you might guess from the quality of the uppercase, I started with lowercase and had quite some trouble finishing the uppercase... And I know there are (obviously) always the connection strokes peaking out at the end any word, but funnily this imperfect look has started to grow on me during the fontstructing.

I also know there are still lots and lots of inconsistencies and letters that badly need a rework, but I thought the constructive criticism of my fellow fonstructors might be more helpful and efficient at improving this... So I'm grateful for any suggestions!:)

Oh, and yes: The kerning is very painful at times, but I can't see how I can improve that under the constraints of the script and the character forms. And obviously the script thing doesn't work with uppercase only text.
Info: Created on 24th June 2010 . Last edited on 5th July 2010.
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9 Comments

Ho la la la la !
what a neat and beautiful font

I felt in love with it right away. Bravo!
Comment by Michel Troy ~UrbanPixel~ (Upixel) 5th July 2010
T'es vraiment fort Shasta!

From my point of view, Kerning with only Uppercase is not a problem. Many Pro font have the same approach with Fancy Script Uppercase
Comment by Michel Troy ~UrbanPixel~ (Upixel) 5th July 2010
Really sweet and professional looking font. 10/10.
Comment by djnippa 5th July 2010
I can't believe it's still script. It's serif - but sans, it's gothic - but script. 10 stars and fav.
Comment by Neoqueto 6th July 2010
Wow. A blackletter script. Now there's something you don't see everyday. I like the tension inherit in the forms as they struggle to find balance between modularity and fluidity. Nice job.
Comment by afrojet 7th July 2010
Congratulations! FontStruct Staff have deemed your FontStruction worthy of special mention. “Scrambled Script” is now a Top Pick.
Comment by afrojet 7th July 2010
Great achievement in adding some playfulness to a blackletter font!

The only weak point I can detect is the linking in the F, P and Y letters: I know it's a tricky issue myself in modular connected script font, but using a fake bezier curve is like surrendering to the challenge.
Comment by Em42 7th July 2010
Such an excellent result ... a very successful experiment indeed! 10/10
Comment by p2pnut 7th July 2010
I love this font! It is absolutely amazing. May I suggest, however, that you add more punctuation? Personally I feel that it's a bit of a shame that you don't have an exclamation mark, question mark, semicolon, colon, apostrophes and all those other lovely things in there.
Comment by catherineilacy 7th May 2012