Jackpot font family


Designed by  Patrick Griffin in 2005
What happens when you mix a groovy hippy font idea (like Canada Type's Janice for instance) with a Western concept such as Playbill? You end up with a groovy hippy western font, of course! The idea is not new. It was quite common, but hardly ever used, in film type in the 1960s and 1970s. It is however, as far as we can tell, unique to digital type. The idea for Jackpot came from a photo type called Cooper Playbill, which as the name implies was simply a westernized version of Cooper Black. It is strange that the font designers of the 1980s and 1990s never found the attraction of such a concept. We think it's simply marvelous and quite ideal for communicating special great American times and ideas. The recipe was simple: Follow Mr. Cooper's big fat hippy idea, cowboy it with heavy slabs, give it true italics, then swash away at both for beautiful mixture. And there you have the bridge between groovy and all-American. There you have the country lover shaking hands with the rock and roll enthusiast. There you have your perfect substitute for the very overused Cooper Black. We like to think of Jackpot as "free love with a holster". Please don't ask us what this means. We could hardly explain it to ourselves. Eight year old Benjamin thought the swashes we made looked very "sweeping", like someone using a broom, so we called them Jackpot Sweep instead of Jackpot Swash. Benjamin approves, we're hoping. The Jackpot family is ideal for posters, signage, book covers, magazine ads, and plenty of other applications. If you're creative and know how to use your imagination, you have just hit the Jackpot with this font family. Open Type enthusiasts should be very happy to know that the OT version of Jackpot comes in two fully-featured fonts, where the sweeps, alternates, ligatures, etcetera are stashed away in features for activation at the click of a button.

Jackpot Italic

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Jackpot


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Std / OT CFF

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Technical details
Digital data from:
OpenType outline flavour:
CFF - PostScript-Outlines
Technical font names:
File name: Jackpot Italic.otf
Windows menu name: Jackpot
PostScript name: , Jackpot-Italic
PostScript full name: , Jackpot Italic
Catalog number:
16758258
Characters:
315
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Features

Languages

Standard Ligatures

Tag: liga

Function: Replaces a sequence of glyphs with a single glyph which is preferred for typographic purposes. This feature covers the ligatures which the designer/manufacturer judges should be used in normal conditions. The glyph for ffl replaces the sequence of glyphs f f l.

Contextual Alternates

Tag: calt

Function: In specified situations, replaces default glyphs with alternate forms which provide better joining behavior. Used in script typefaces which are designed to have some or all of their glyphs join. In Caflisch Script, o is replaced by o.alt2 when followed by an ascending letterform.

Swash

Tag: swsh

Function: This feature replaces default character glyphs with corresponding swash glyphs. Note that there may be more than one swash alternate for a given character. The user inputs the ampersand character when setting text with Poetica with this feature active, and is presented with a choice of the 63 ampersand forms in that face.

Discretionary Ligatures

Tag: dlig

Function: Replaces a sequence of glyphs with a single glyph which is preferred for typographic purposes. This feature covers those ligatures which may be used for special effect, at the user's preference. The glyph for ct replaces the sequence of glyphs c t, or U+322E (Kanji ligature for "Friday") replaces the sequence U+91D1 U+66DC U+65E5.

Sylistic Set 1

Tag: ss01

Function: In addition to, or instead of, stylistic alternatives of individual glyphs (see 'salt' feature), some fonts may contain sets of stylistic variant glyphs corresponding to portions of the character set, e.g. multiple variants for lowercase letters in a Latin font. Glyphs in stylistic sets may be designed to harmonise visually, interract in particular ways, or otherwise work together. Examples of fonts including stylistic sets are Zapfino Linotype and Adobe's Poetica. Individual features numbered sequentially with the tag name convention 'ss01' 'ss02' 'ss03' . 'ss20' provide a mechanism for glyphs in these sets to be associated via GSUB lookup indexes to default forms and to each other, and for users to select from available stylistic sets.

Kerning

Tag: kern

Function: Adjusts amount of space between glyphs, generally to provide optically consistent spacing between glyphs. Although a well-designed typeface has consistent inter-glyph spacing overall, some glyph combinations require adjustment for improved legibility. Besides standard adjustment in the horizontal direction, this feature can supply size-dependent kerning data via device tables, "cross-stream" kerning in the Y text direction, and adjustment of glyph placement independent of the advance adjustment. Note that this feature may apply to runs of more than two glyphs, and would not be used in monospaced fonts. Also note that this feature does not apply to text set vertically. The o is shifted closer to the T in the combination "To."

These fonts support the Basic Latin character set. Each font is Unicode™ encoded, and available in d

Tag: Basic Latin

Function: These fonts support the Basic Latin character set. Each font is Unicode™ encoded, and available in different formats. Please review the product information for each font to ensure it will meet your requirements.