Now you can set type with that custom-lettered look just like a seasoned pro. With nearly 1,400 ligatures, Ed Interlock makes the creation of unique word marks and headlines as easy as typing on your computer keyboard. Ed Interlock utilizes Artificial Ed-telligence (patent pending) to auto-magically juggle around otherwise similarly arranged letter combos for a more hand-done appearance—and it happens right before your eyes as you type!
Many of the Ed Benguiat fonts, like Ed Gothic, have expanded character sets featuring a bunch of alternate characters. It's like having two fonts in one! And, when you use computer applications that support OpenType (like Adobe Illustrator CS, InDesign 2.0+ or Photoshop 6.0+), it's even that much easier to mix it up and replace letters using the Insert Glyphs feature.
Before the days of the personal computer, you needed someone who knew what they we're doing to set a font like this. Fortunately, Ed Roman is engineered to give a lively and animated rythym to whatever you do.
Turning lettering into digital type is no easy task. It took some clever thinking and even more fancy font engineering to ensure that Ed Script has the appearance of authentic hand-lettering: continuous connecting characters, bouncy twin letters, and a few alternate forms. And, special ligatures were drawn to make sure the type appears hand-done. Best of all, the pairs below are substituted automatically in OpenType-smart applications!
The Ed Benguiat fonts are truly seasoned travelers. In addition to the handy reference marks, monetary signs and nifty ligatures, all of the Ed fonts are multi-lingual and include accented letters for Central and Eastern European languages. Sure, you might think that you'll never have to set a headline in Latvian or design a logo in Czech, but you never know. Those funny letters show up in more places than you think—you'll find 'em in Gaudí's Barçelona façades, sautéed jalapeño crépe hors d'œuvres and even as far as Münich. You can even set stuff in Esperanto—whatever the hell that is.