James T. Edmondson / Type & Lettering

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Inspired by some lettering on a laundromat window in San Francisco’s Mission District, I set out to create Lavanderia, a casual script with some formal beauty. To stray away from the traditional “wedding invitation” style of script, I altered three fundamental traits: the slant, the x-height, and the width of the letters. By creating a typeface on only a slight slant, with a high x-height, and slightly condensed, the casual feeling of sign-painter lettering was achieved. Then by complementing the lowercase with a set of lavish caps, more formal elegance was brought to the set. OpenType was utilized to optionally add swashes, alter certain character, and take the capitals down to a more modest size and shape.

Lavanderia’s opentype features have proven to be a challenge to some users, so I put together a short overview about opentype in Adobe CS applications.

Three weights. Delicate, Regular, and Sturdy. 291 glyphs.

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Lavanderia

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Lavanderia features an alternate set of less fancy capitals.

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Showing the alternates on b, f, h, k, and l.

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Swashes are available for d, g, j, l, m, n, p, t, and y.

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Character Set