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Bispo by Jackson Alves
A Swedish proverb makes light of worry with this lovely free font. Bispo by Jackson Alves

A Swedish proverb makes light of worry with this lovely free font. (click image for more detail)

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Featured May 3, 2012

Bispo is in the style of italic chancery calligraphy. The OpenType font comes with several alternate characters for some letters. The alternates are either a slightly different shape for the letter or different size swashes.

How I Made This

The quote, a Swedish proverb, was typed in Adobe Illustrator, centered but with a little extra space between lines to accommodate the swashes. Using the Glyph palette in Illustrator I chose alternate characters for W, rr, y, f, s (you can see all three versions in the sample), l, h, b, d, and o. I gave the text an inner shadow and a drop shadow.

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