Cooper Black Swash Italic

  • Price: $25.00 (download)
  • Designers: Ian Lynam, Oswald Bruce Cooper
  • Publisher: Wordshape
  • Categories: Fonts

There has never been a publicly available digital version of Cooper Black’s original swash characters.

1926 saw the release of Cooper Black Italic. During the design process, Cooper relentlessly experimented with the forms of the letters, creating multiple options for each letterform. It includes a full uppercase, lowercase, figure, and punctuation character set.

Response to Cooper Black Italic was overwhelmingly positive and the typeface sold very well.

These two typefaces are the result of researching Cooper’s original drawings and series of engraved proofs for both typefaces. The typefaces include the original ligatures, and a range of punctuation and diacritics, et al, that fill out a full character set. The typeface has been lovingly kerned for the smoothest result in text setting.

This font updates and complements the fun, friendly Cooper Black Swash Italic, an old Chicago-style display typeface. It is great for retro designs and forward-thinking contemporary graphic design.

Two versions of the typeface are included in the download- a digital interpretation of Oz Cooper’s original swash caps with a full upper and lower case character set, and another with swash characters for many of the capitals where swashes were not originally used (in particular, the I, K, L, W, and X).

Download includes Mac and PC OpenType, PostScript, and TrueType formats.

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