ILShakeFest font

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ILShakeFest font by Illinois Shakespeare Festival
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This font is based on the First Folio of Shakespeare. It was designed
primarily from the main titles (there are several distinct differences
between titles, text, quotes, character names, etc.). It's a specialized
font for specific uses, but I think you'll find it enjoyable to have
available, particularly for creating the correct "feel" in an instantly
recognizable way for marketing materials for Shakespeare plays or other items
relating to the period.

The main structure of this font will work best for limited use (it's great
for display work, like the titles of the plays). In order to have a font
that had some additional value, however, we added some characters to aid in
its use for text. Because it was expected that the use would be mostly for
titles, it has a more oblique feel than most of the text in the folio and the
caps are a little fancy for straight text use (but close to the italics used
for songs or character names). It _does_ have enough available to work with
some body text.

Keep in mind that you have to know how the letters are used in order to make
this font work properly. It would be totally impractical to take a
manuscript and just select all and switch to ILShakeFest font (yes, that's
the name of it). The main problem you would have would be in the usage of
the letter "s" which should have an entirely different look based on the
position within the word, etc.

ILShakeFest sample text
ILShakeFest (FolioFont) ILShakeFest.ttfView Font Info 72 characters — View All

1 Comment

  • paulhunter avatar
    This font is terrific. Very much appreciate artists helping other artists. Best wishes for continued success. Thanks.
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