Steinweiss Script

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Credits

Designer(s)
Alex Steinweiss, Michael Doret
Foundry(ies)
Alphabet Soup Type Founders
Release Year
2010
Country of Origin
United States

Background

Steinweiss Script began its journey towards daylight when Michael Doret was asked by Taschen Publishing to do cover lettering for the huge commemorative edition they were putting together on the work of Alex Steinweiss — “The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover.” The lettering was to be created to appear similar to the famous “Steinweiss scrawl” — the calligraphy that Steinweiss had used on countless album covers.

While designing this piece of lettering, Michael realized that there was great potential for a font that was designed in the spirit of that famous scrawl. Through his contacts at Taschen Publishing, he was fortunate enough to be able to contact the Steinweiss family, and get the official Steinweiss approval to proceed with his Steinweiss Script project. Michael decided that in addition to giving the font his name as an homage, that he would donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this font to the man himself: Alex Steinweiss.

Steinweiss Script is a family of fonts in three weights: Light, Medium, and Bold. Additionally, within each weight there are three variations: Simple, Fancy, and Titling. These variations relate to the size and ratio of the caps to the lowercase, the complexity of those caps and the size of the ascenders/descenders on the lowercase characters. These variations add usefulness to the font making it accessible not just for headlines but for longer passages of text as well.

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