Ministry Script
Ale Paul

Prepare yourself for a new frontier in digital calligraphy. Never before has a script typeface given you so many creative options. Ministry's OpenType features include contextual and stylistic alternates, swash characters, and a galaxy of ligatures. A single face with over 1,000 characters to explore.

Alejandro Paul designed Ministry Script to be "A time capsule that marks both the Euro-American ad art of the 1920s and 1930s, and the current new-millennium acrobatics of digital type." The idea was to make as many possible variants of each letter as he could possibly handle.

Says Paul, "Soon after I started, I disappointedly found out that what I could handle didn't really matter - I had to reduce my efforts to what the technology itself could handle. Since Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator are currently at the forefront of OpenType integration, I had to do the glyph math in concert with the ways those two programs could handle letter variations. The OpenType palette provides access to four different variants of each letter. More access can be acquired via the glyphs palette in both programs."

Ministry Script goes overboard with ligatures, which involve standard, discretionary, contextual, and even swash features of the font. Says Paul, "At one point during the long, long testing phase, I found myself looking at twelve noticeably different visual instances of the same word, all set with this same font. I believe this sort of flexibility is not currently offered in any single script font on the market today."

Ministry Script contains 99,814 kerning pairs.

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