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Benson Scripts

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This font is PostScript® Type 1
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ISO-Adobe

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Editable

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5 computers

Typeface notes:

America’s most famous carver of inscriptions, including those at the John F. Kennedy Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery, John Benson modeled this friendly, casual script after his own handwriting and gave it the name of his beloved niece. Although based on the cancelleresca style of 16th-century Italian writing masters, Alexa has no swash terminals or ligatures. The absence of these features and its pronounced slope give this 1995 Adobe Originals release a distinctly modern look for lively lines and pages. Use Alexa at both text and display sizes.

America’s most famous carver of inscriptions, including those at the John F. Kennedy Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery, John Benson conceived Balzano (Italian for “bouncing”) as an upright script whose character would come from active individual strokes and letter shapes. He was particularly inspired by a page of pen-written letters by calligrapher Raphael Boguslav. As a result, Balzano features thin hairlines and pronounced vertical strokes with active terminals. Open counterforms and varying letter heights contribute to the vitality of this 1995 Adobe Originals release. Although suitable for brief copy in larger text sizes, Balzano excels in display settings.

America’s most famous carver of inscriptions, including those at the John F. Kennedy Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery, John Benson began Caliban by writing with a blunt-point pen on rough paper. He focused on the overall pattern and motion of the characters in text, rather than on individual letterforms. Named after Shakespeare’s beast slave in The Tempest, Caliban represents Benson’s attempt to tame crudely written letters into service. The weight distribution and letter heights of this 1995 Adobe Originals release vary, but the active, sloping shapes keep the lines cohesive in informal text. Caliban also provides a dynamic appearance when set in casual headlines.

Designer:

John Benson

Legal notices:

Alexa is either a registered trademark or a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

Balzano is either a registered trademark or a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

Caliban is either a registered trademark or a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

Related OpenType packages:

Alexa® Std Regular
Balzano® Std Regular
Caliban® Std Regular
Essential Scripts OpenType Edition



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