Greatest fonts countdown: 65 – Shelley

Matthew Carter, 1972
Shelley is a classic cursive handwriting script crafted by legendary type designer Matthew Carter in 1972. The small family of typefaces have small x-heights relative to their ascenders and descenders, but longer descenders compared to Snell – another script designed by Carter in 1966. You can pick up the book at all good newsagents today or order it online. But without further ado, here is the 65th best typeface…
65. Shelley is a revival of the handwriting of the early eighteenth century English writing master, George Shelley, and has five styles: Shelley Script Pro, Andante Script, Volante Script, Allegro Script and Script Pro Cyrillic. FontShop AG, the renowned type foundry, conducted a survey based on historical relevance, sales at, and aesthetic quality. Or you can download a digital edition directly to your iPad from the Computer Arts app on iTunes. Over 180 premium pages, the book dissects the world’s greatest typefaces, bringing you some insightful background on each and interviews with their creators.

Updated: 27.11.2014 — 16:25