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Lakeside (2008) is a flowing 1940s-style brush script, inspired by hand-lettered titles in Otto Preminger’s classic 1944 film noir movie “Laura”. Lakeside uses OpenType magic to automatically mimic real hand lettering, choosing the best letter shapes based on where they fall in a word and what letters are nearby. It also includes three sizes of capitals: Normal capitals for typical settings, tall capitals for a more elegant effect, plus a small, plain set of capitals for setting in all caps, something not usually possible with script faces.
- Lakeside features advanced OpenType magic to automatically choose the appropriate letter shapes as you type based on whether the letter appears at the beginning, middle or end of a word. The crossbar on the lowercase “t” extends itself if space allows.*
- Three different styles of caps: Normal caps, which are the same height as the lowercase ascenders; titling caps, which are about 50% taller than the normal caps; and a set of small, plain caps for setting acronyms, roman numerals or any other case that calls for all caps.*
- Alternate cap “S” (more formal style).*
- Extended language support for most Latin-based Western and Central European languages.
- Automatic, arbitrary fractions.*
* 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
Lakeside Specimen. The story of Lakeside, feature descriptions, complete showing of the font, and usage examples. 4 pages. 273 KB PDF.
Lakeside User Guide. Complete instructions for getting the most out of Lakeside and taking advantage of advanced OpenType features. 1 MB PDF.
Lakeside – Our Favorite Typefaces of 2008
Review of Lakeside on Typographica.
Lakeside on “Fonts In Use”
“Fonts In Use” is a collaborative website where interesting or notable examples of fonts in use are shared.