Madrigalle was seven months in the making and may be described as a contemporary copperplate.
When designers look for a font that is both elaborate and strong, they generally have to go back to styles of a previous period, possibly produced recently but not contemporary in their look and feel. In Madrigalle, I believe that I’ve produced a font that is contemporary but has the boldness and delicacy that mark the fonts of previous generations.
I feel that most fonts that derive their style from the complexity of their characters place too much emphasis on upper case characters, and that lower case characters are very conservatively treated. I have tried, with Madrigalle, to redress this imbalance and to introduce informality and vigor to the genre.
Madrigalle comes in three options:
Two simpler options, Madrigalle Nocturne - slightly less elaborate, and Madrigalle Minuet - slightly more elaborate. Each of these options may be easily used in packages that don’t support the Character Map OpenType feature.
The Professional Option, Madrigalle Expert, combines all the features of Nocturne and Minuet and has a large number of additional opentype character alternatives. It takes full advantage of Opentype features to provide the designer with a wide range of options, enabling him to give an individual stamp to his work. I recommend that packages such as InDesign and Illustrator, which support Character maps, be used with Madrigalle Expert in order to make full use of this font’s OpenType features. (Just select GLYPHS from the TYPE palette, and set your creativity free!)
All Madrigalle styles contain the accented characters used in the major European languages.
Try Madrigalle, use it for invitations, advertising media, fashion media, music media, contemporary cosmetics, anything romantic… the list is endless!