Copyright (c) Ian Lynam after Henk Krijger, 2013. All rights reserved.
Raffish is a display typeface with its formal base in Dutch type designer Henk Krijger's seminal typeface Raffia - the most decorative and handsome of script typefaces. It is ornamental, baroque and relies on a triple-stroke structure that infers weight fluctuation and fluidity, despite the formal base.
Instead of merely copying or reviving, Raffish is an abstraction of the original which poses a question: Can one abstract a typeface from history and make it truly interesting, not just a shadow or slicked-up echo of the past?