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Alisa Nowak, typeface designer
TypeTogether, foundry
The Eskapade family is the result of research confronting Roman and German blackletter forms. On one hand, Eskapade is conceived for continuous text with good legibility in smaller sizes, and on the other hand Eskapade—especially the Fraktur—directs the readers attention with its mixture of round and straight forms. Eskapade Roman adapts a condensed humanist structure. Legibility is enhanced by a rather low contrast between thick and thin strokes and a tall x-height. Eskapade italic is based on the Cancellaresca script and shows some particularities in its condensed and round forms. Eskapade Fraktur is more contrasted and slightly bolder than the usual darkness of a regular weight. The innovative Eskapade Fraktur italic, equally based on the Cancellaresca script, is secondarily influenced, especially the capital letters, by the Sütterlin forms. In addition to standard capitals, Eskapade Fraktur regular and italic offer a second set of capitals for creative application.
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