Workhorse Script

Details

Variable Font
8 weights, obliques, 48 styles

  • Optical Size

    110

    pt
  • 12

    px
  • 0

    em
  • Stylistic Sets
  • Optical Size

    68

    pt
  • 12

    px
  • 0

    em
  • Stylistic Sets
  • Optical Size

    42

    pt
  • 12

    px
  • 0

    em
  • Stylistic Sets
  • Optical Size

    26

    pt
  • 12

    px
  • 0

    em
  • Stylistic Sets
  • Optical Size

    16

    pt
  • 12

    px
  • 0

    em
  • Stylistic Sets
  • Optical Size

    10

    pt
  • 12

    px
  • 0

    em
  • Stylistic Sets
  • Optical Size

    68

    pt
  • 12

    px
  • 0

    em
  • Stylistic Sets
  • Optical Size

    42

    pt
  • 12

    px
  • 0

    em
  • Stylistic Sets
  • Optical Size

    26

    pt
  • 12

    px
  • 0

    em
  • Stylistic Sets
  • Optical Size

    16

    pt
  • 12

    px
  • 0

    em
  • Stylistic Sets
  • Optical Size

    10

    pt
  • 12

    px
  • 0

    em
  • Stylistic Sets
  • Optical Size

    26

    pt
  • 26

    px
  • 0

    em
  • Stylistic Sets
  • Optical Size

    16

    pt
  • 26

    px
  • 0

    em
  • Stylistic Sets
  • Optical Size

    10

    pt
  • 26

    px
  • 0

    em
  • Stylistic Sets

Optical Sizes

Workhorse Script is designed with 6 optical sizes so your type looks sharp at any size. Micro features a high x-height and heavier weight to perform better at small sizes. In addition, at Micro size letters like the uppercase b, d and r shed some of their flourishes in exchange for clarity at smaller sizes.

Extra Fine vs Micro

No

Extra Fine — 110pt

Oathes

Fine — 68pt

Oathes

Display — 42pt

Oathes

Text — 26pt

Oathes

Caption — 16pt

Oathes

Micro — 10pt

Oathes

Variable Font

Variable fonts allow you to find that perfect weight for every context. On the web, depending on how many styles you utilize, they also drastically reduce font loading times since you only require one font file.

Variable font files are only available with full family purchase and/or orders over $1,000.

Optical Size Axis

Optical Size

Opentype Features

  • Ligatures (DLIG)

    Official fin
  • Optical Variants (Automatic)

    BBBBBB
  • ss01 (Looped lowercase ascenders)

    blah blah
  • Connection Alternates (Automatic)(CALT)

    constant

Styles

  • Extra Fine

    Aa
  • Fine

    Aa
  • Display

    Aa
  • Text

    Aa
  • Caption

    Aa
  • Micro

    Aa

Typeface Information

George Bickham published the calligraphic works of 25 English masters in a series known as the Universal Penman. The masters showcase a number of writing styles, English Roundhand being the most predominant in the collection. The pages were meant to instruct the reader on proper form and while they occasionally show off, most letterforms stick to a small core set. Workhorse Script is a celebration of that concept: a comprehensive reproduction of the core components of English Roundhand script.

Most script typefaces are poor substitutes for their carefully hand-lettered sources, losing most or all of the finesse of the different letter shapes connecting and dancing around each other. In designing Workhorse Script almost every lowercase letter required duplicate variants to connect to other letters (for instance there are 4 different lowercase n’s).

6 Styles:
Extra Fine, Fine, Display, Text, Caption, Micro

Designed in 2021 by Adrian Kimball

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