Filmotype Zanzibar (2008, for Filmotype) is a classic semi-script originally designed and released in the 1950s. As quirky as it is elegant, it combines outlandishly ornate caps with a condensed, Bodoni-like italic lowercase. The overall impression is that of a script, but it’s really a highly stylized italic. The capitals are a riot of spirals and abrupt turns, seemingly inspired by musical notation. I kept these characteristics in mind as I expanded the character set beyond the basic set provided in the original film font.
Weights & Styles
- Context-sensitive alternate characters.*
- Automatic arbitrary fractions.*
- Superscript and subscript figures.
- Extended language support for most Latin-based Western and Central European languages.
* Requires an application with support for OpenType advanced typography, such as Adobe Creative Suite and QuarkXPress. Check your application’s user guide.