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Kinescope (2007) is a dashing 1940s-style brush script, inspired by hand-lettered titles in Fleischer Brothers’ Superman cartoon series. Although I used that as a starting point, there was much room for interpretation, and many characters had to be invented. Kinescope uses some OpenType magic to mimic hand lettering, automatically choosing the best character shape based on its position in a word. Kinescope was designed along side of and released with another Fleischer Brothers-inspired design, Snicker.
- Kinescope features advanced OpenType magic to automatically choose the most aesthetically pleasing letter shapes as you type.*
- Automatic arbitrary fractions.*
- Extended language support for most Latin-based Western and Central European languages.
* Requires an application or operating system with support for OpenType advanced typography, such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher, or QuarkXPress. Check your application’s user guide. OpenType advanced typography is also supported by most modern web browsers through the use of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
Specimen and User Guide
Kinescope Specimen. Complete showings of the font and usage examples. 3 pages. 93 KB PDF.>/p>
Kinescope User Guide. Full details on using Kinescope’s features. 2 MB PDF.
Kinescope – Our Favorite Typefaces of 2007
Review of Kinescope on Typographica.
Kinescope on “Fonts In Use”
“Fonts In Use” is a collaborative website where interesting or notable examples of fonts in use are shared.