By PintassilgoPrints, 2011. All rights reserved. www.pintassilgoprints.com
Berimbau is a whimsical narrow hand-drawn typeface. It's stylish, versatile and loaded with amazing OpenType features that do their magic in OpenType savvy applications. Its sprightly swashes and twisting stylistic alternates (say that 3 times fast!) play together to deliver a really cool contextual feature that, in a push-button way, substitutes the first letter in a word with its left swash version and the last letter with its right swash version (please type a space before and after the words).The feature also applies stylistic variants in some of the intermediate letters. Which button to push? The Contextual Alternates one! If you're not a one-click-way-person you can pick your choices through the glyphs palette. There you'll find at least 4 variations for each letter: left swash, right swash and 2 regular forms that correspond to the upper and lower case keys. Some letters also have a 5th variation that acts as stylistic alternate. This font is conveniently packed with the access all alternates functionality, so when you click on a glyph at the glyphs palette you'll see all variations available for it, making it easier to choose the one that will fit better. The bold weight was made to provide that extra-strength when a bit of boldness is needed. Please note that it doesn't have the advanced OpenType features. Yet, both weights have a handy set of ornaments for added yumminess.