Type Gallery – Hamada
Font Designer: Gaynor Goffe, 2007
Linotype’s Hamada™ typeface is a powerfully built script design that brings the work of English calligrapher Gaynor Goffe into the digital world. It captures the feeling of the pen on the page; ink edges out from the contours, and moves across curves, letters, and lines! This creates a delightful image, especially in larger point sizes. Thanks to OpenType, Hamada creates an impression very much like that of real calligraphy – an effect that is similar to Linotype’s famous Zapfino® typeface. Most of the letters in Hamada have alternate forms. The typeface also includes a number of ligatures, as well as swashes to appear at the end of a line of text. Hamada is a contemporary typeface for the 21st century, not only because of its technical sophistication, but also because of its casual, loose appearance and wide character.