LS Iris is (finally) for sale!
LS Iris, a new musical typeface designed by me, is now available for sale from Music Type Foundry.
Well — I say new, but… The design hails back to 2014, and was originally but an exercise. The feedback I received at the time was surprisingly warm. This led me to resume work in 2017, now as a SMuFL-compliant typeface.
LS Iris is inspired by the quirks of musical handwriting (mostly mine), and features a bold stroke with little modulation. Its round terminals and connections simulate the natural pooling of ink on paper, while the absence of straight lines betrays its filiation in calligraphic gesture. The font retains its warmth and distinctiveness even at larger point sizes and in digital applications. You can take a look at the whole specimen here.
The production process was finished by this time last year. (Surprisingly enough, the pandemic and its successive lockdowns did not exactly translate into an excess of free time.) The font might receive updates in the future, mostly in case SMuFL-compliant applications develop in a way that makes new use of certain code ranges that might be missing. This is the case with Dorico, for example; however, I feel most of the developments do not fit the font’s tone and tenor. You might also contact me in case you’re in need of something specific, or just to share any use of you make of it!
The font is distributed by Music Type Foundry, which should be the first place you visit if you’re looking for something of the sort. Abraham’s work is second to none, and I am delighted to have my typeface alongside his.