Daphne was developed from a text written with a broad nib pen. A large number of calligraphic swashes are available for the strong and sharp-edged figures of Daphne Expert. They can be added to the letters via OpenType feature. Because many swashes fit on different characters, the combinations possible are endless. Alternate and complete swash characters offer additional options. An unique application for designers with a calligraphic instinct.
contains no swashes or alternate glyphs. The terminals of ascenders and descenders are smooth.
contains numerous calligraphic swashes, which can be added to the particular base glyph using OpenType feature.
Therefore ascenders and descenders are specially formed. Alternate glyphs and complete swash letters supplement the character set.
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I was asked take on a contract for a hat shop in Dusseldorf in the 1960s. As an opening advert I used a text written with the broad-nib pen
which turned out to be the basis for »Daphne« (image above). It was all about the bold italic line with large swashes. This font was accepted
by Berthold for its Staromat. The various swashes could be copied onto other letters, depending on taste. This provided hundreds of possibilities.
Although I gave exact instructions as to how these swashes were to be used, the production placed them wrong, some even upside down.
This was one of the reasons why I decided to publish my fonts independently.
Georg Salden on the development »Daphne«