I was inspired to create the Rainier type family during my summer back home in the Pacific Northwest. The concept behind it may be simple - a hand crafted font family - but what it delivers is quite complex! Here is a breakdown of everything you get:
- Two sub-families with unique styles - Rainier North and Rainier West
- 4 weights per family, broken down numerically - 100 (light), 300 (regular), 500 (bold), 700 (black)
In each family, there are tons of OpenType options, offering lots of customizable opportunities (in order to access all these goodies, you must be using Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign or Publisher).
- Contextual alternatives: Because Rainier is 100% handmade, contextual alternatives allow each letter to have three subtle variations, this way it keeps that authentic hand-drawn look.
- Swashes: There is a full alphabet with special descending swashes, as well as start and end swashes for capitals and small caps.
- Titling alternatives: Rainier offers a full character set just to help with readability! Meant for captions or smaller text, these letterforms are easy on the eye and a great complement to the regular alphabet.
- Stylistic alternatives: These add a little fun, providing a unified cap height, no matter what case you are using (all caps, small caps or lowercase.)
- Discretionary ligatures: Discretionary ligatures are created only for capitals. They take specific letter pairs and create a unique ligature between them
To get a better understanding of everything, please check out the quicker user guide (http://bit.ly/1W0Bfma) and print if you so desire (http://bit.ly/23W9ZV6) that helps you navigate your way around and get the most out of Rainier!
Ornaments: In addition to the font, you get a set of awesomely rustic ornaments designed and drawn to go specifically with Rainier!
- Rustic Northwest Illustrations
- Banners & Flags
- Lines & Line Breaks
There are a lot of extras packed in this set, so make sure you check out the Ornaments User Guide to get the most out of it! Check it out here: http://bit.ly/1rRVJRx
And that’s all folks! Hope you enjoy Rainier!