Copyright 2013 by Michael Doret/Alphabet Soup Type Founders. All rights reserved.
Dark Angel is the first completely new take on the traditional “blackletter” font style seen in decades. It began its journey towards the light years ago when this style was born as a sktech for a new logo for the California Angels baseball team (renamed shortly thereafter the Anaheim Angels). The Angels logo never happened, but that sketch has risen from the dead and become the basis for this brand new font design—and was also the source for the name. It’s kind of blackletter in feel, but as a display font it’s so much more. It is far more legible than most “Old English” or “Gothic Script” styles, and incorporates many features never before seen in them, such as swashes, tails and a plethora of ligatures.
Dark Angel can be purchased in its regular solid form, or as Dark Angel Underlight—a handtooled font. If these two fonts are purchased together, the Family package will contain a third font—Dark Angel Highlight. With this font layered over the basic font, you can achieve two–color typesetting when the highlight and the base font are assigned two different colors.
PLEASE NOTE: When setting Dark Angel one should ALWAYS select the “Standard Ligatures" and “Contextual Alternates” buttons in your OpenType palette. For a better understanding of its unique features please download “The Dark Angel Font Manual” by clicking on the “Download PDF” button below in the lefthand column.
Standard, Access All Alternates, Contextual Alternates, Discretionary Ligatures, Fractions, Standard Ligatures, Localized Forms, Numerator, Ordinals, Stylistic Alternates, Small Caps, Superscript, Swash