Al Fresco is a breezy, light, yet expressive typeface perfect for packaging products and titling work that calls for a youthful, delectable flair. Its elegance carries a subtle earthiness; its beauty is unconventional, both stylish and exuberant. Al Fresco is made even more versatile when titling is activated (in the OpenType palette), served along with swash forms, contextual alternates, and ornaments to sweeten this tasty typeface.
As with my other type designs, Al Fresco doesn’t live in isolation but evokes a special ambiance, era, or lifestyle—in this case, an enviably carefree, chic, and organically trendsetting life, authentic and true to oneself and simply delicious. Naturally, each designer who uses my work filters it through their unique interpretation, imbuing the fonts with a wonderful array of results such as those found on menus, food packaging, branding for light colognes, or young, hip, clothing boutiques. Al Fresco was born in my imagination as an emblem of dining outside at twilight under twinkling lights, laughing warmly with friends, sipping signature cocktails and eating tapas—each bite dripping with intense flavor. In the workday setting, Al Fresco represents a style that is pretty but not dressy: swishy bright flowery skirts and cute little flats. “Business casual,” not cubicle prisoner. After all, Al Fresco comes from the 18th century Italian “in the fresh air.”
Al Fresco makes ample use of Open Type features. If you activate titling, the loops have been removed from the lowercase ascenders and descenders, giving the typeface a cleaner aesthetic and more contemporary feel. This feature provides you with fonts that are almost a style within a style. 157 lowercase swash forms, 46 ligatures (most of which are purely decorative rather than functional), and 16 ornaments are the cherry on top—or in the case of Al Fresco, the marinated Spanish olive in your martini.
Great news! Laura Worthington fonts have been specially coded so that almost anyone can access all of the swashes, alternates and ornaments without the need for professional design software.
Included in this set:
• Al Fresco .OTF/ .TTF
• Al Fresco Bold .OTF/ .TTF
Language Support: Tok Pisin, Tumbuka, Afar, Afrikaans, Breton, Asturian, Catalan, Corsican, Bikol, Danish, German, Cebuano, English, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Finnish, Fijian, Faroese, French, Irish, Galician, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Friulian, Cornish, Hiligaynon, Luxembourgish, Malay, Dutch, Karelian, Occitan, Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, Sardinian, Sango,Slovak, Shona, Somali, Albanian, Swedish, Swahili, Tswana, Tsonga, Pangasinan, Papiamento, Walloon, Sicilian, Xhosa
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