Hummingbird is reminiscent of old-fashioned cursive penmanship, the sort learned by endless repetition and found in treasured letters bundled together by silken ribbons or in worn leather-bound ledgers. The aim of cursive penmanship was a graceful, yet disciplined uniformity. But to the discerning eye, those hours of painstakingly practiced elegant scripts were still thoroughly human, filled with unintentional variations. Hummingbird uses technical sophistication to create a typeface that is lovely, sensual, airy, personal and innately human as the writer’s hand and pen.
A unique feature of Hummingbird is its 214 subtle variations, known as contextual alternates. The alternates bring a flowing randomness to the typeface, tempered by their reference to a more natural handwritten appearance, rather than acting as a sort of decorative embellishment. The font also has 266 swashes that include an entire set of decorated uppercase letters that add personality, emphasis and beauty.
Casual Script, Font, Formal Script, Handwritten