I’m a sucker for upright italics, and I was especially pleased to find German type designer Nina David’s relatively new release Herzchen (Deutsch for “sweetheart”). Various italic-esque features and a nice range of roman and italic (moment of type-nerd zen: an italic version of an upright italic!) ligatures and some unique ornaments round it out. Good work, Font-o-Rama!
Note: I’ve been made aware that Nina’s work is inspired by Jean François Porchez‘s excellent Parisine, which has a much larger character set, including a bevy of beautiful capital and lower-case alternates and some very creative ligatures.
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