Designed by Dave Rowland, Backstroke is a brush script font published by Schizotype Fonts.
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Normal and upright italic script fonts line a well-trodden path; left-leaning fonts (or “rightalics” as they’re confusingly called), on the other hand, are a rarity. Here at Schizotype Fonts we don’t like to do things too conventionally, so here’s Backstroke, a laid back script with a unique voice.
With contextual alternates for start and end forms of certain characters, swash versions of L, Q and Z (surely the most used initial caps!), and a handful of stylistic sets, Backstroke is a restrained script. Stylistic sets are:
1. the start forms of i, j, m, n, and p are used always instead of only at word starts.
2. lower case ascenders get a whole lot loopier.
3. alternate versions of G, N and Y.
4. swash L, Q and Z.
5. swaps the default Polish script lslash for a more familiar version
While fonts that lean the wrong way may be a bit more difficult to fit into your layouts than boring old regular italics, they will reward you with their individuality. Why not give it a go?