Dark Angel is the first completely new take on the traditional “blackletter” font style seen in decades. It began its journey towards the light years ago when this style was born as a sktech for a new logo for the California Angels baseball team (renamed shortly thereafter the Anaheim Angels). The Angels logo never happened, but that sketch rose from the dead and become the basis for this brand new font design. It’s kind of blackletter in feel (“Blackletter Hybrid” might be an apt moniker), but as a display font it’s so much more. Dark Angel is far more legible than most “Old English” or “Gothic Script” styles, and incorporates many features never before seen in them, such as swashes, tails and a plethora of ligatures. Additionally its 1,163 glyphs can be used to set copy in 59 different languages.
Dark Angel can be purchased in its regular solid form, or as Dark Angel Underlight—a handtooled font. If these two fonts are purchased together, the Family package will contain a third font—Dark Angel Highlight. With this font layered over the basic font, you can achieve two–color typesetting when the highlight and the base font are assigned two different colors.