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Vicomte is a script typeface inspired by the american lettering style known as Engrosser's script, Engraver's script, or more commonly, Copperplate. Designed as “engraving on paper”, Engrosser's script letters were carefully and slowly built-up in several strokes with a pointed pen, an attempt to imitate more the burin of the engraver than the quill of the writing master.
Motivated by the same goals, Vicomte looks away from handwriting and shows inscribed qualities in its letters. The alternation of curves and angles, along with the narrowness of the characters and the tight spacing give Vicomte a dark and catchy texture, producing words with strength – without loosing the delicacy of formal scripts.
VicomteFY was co-created by Joachim Vu, Jérémie Hornus & Alisa Nowak on fontyou.com, the first collaborative type foundry.