Adichie has contextual alternate glyphs for almost every letter. They are adapted to be more harmonic at the end of words and are automatic when the user activates this OpenType function.
Some characters have up to four contextual alternate glyphs, as seen above.
These are the characters that have the 4 variations of contextual alternates.
The cursive functionality of the font is made possible by the connection between the exit stroke of each glyph with the thicker part of the next one (i.e. c) or with the entry stroke (i.e. r).
Here we can see how the ligatures and contextual alternates funtion.
Adichie is the font I designed as my final project at UEMG as a Graphic Design student. It is a script typeface, based on both Copperplate and Italic Script calligraphy. My motivation for this project was the urge to learn more about type design, and I chose to create a script typeface because of my previous experince with lettering. I also noticed the need for a script typeface that didn’t try to surpass the notion of handmade, and that could exist as a typeface that comes from the digital media. Even though it’s letterforms are based on cursive calligraphy drawn analogically, they don’t have a manual feel to them, which makes them look delicate, while being stern and formal.
It’s still a work in progress.
Guidance: Prof. Sérgio Luciano da Silva