Ghost Script by Ben Hermel

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Ghost Script by Ben Hermel

Graphic designer Ben Hermel of Portland, Oregon, created this typeface by layering blended shapes over classic script letters.

Ghost Script by Ben Hermel

Called Ghost Script, the design creates a vector file that can be scaled as needed and altered by adding or removing layers.

Ghost Script by Ben Hermel

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Ghost Script by Ben Hermel

Here are some more details from the designer:


Ghost Script is an exercise in bringing a contemporary aesthetic to script typefaces, a style of type that is more commonly used in a traditional manner to convey 'classic' and 'refined'.

Ghost Script by Ben Hermel

Ghost Script is intended for more contemporary applications without losing these attributes.

Ghost Script by Ben Hermel

The objective was to find the balance between appearing completely new but feeling timeless.

Ghost Script by Ben Hermel

To meet this objective blended shapes were overlaid on classically proportioned letterforms, with each layer adding depth and movement without affecting the type's proportions.

Ghost Script by Ben Hermel

Ghost Script was created utilising blends and transparency in Adobe Illustrator, resulting in a vector file which can be scaled as needed.

Ghost Script by Ben Hermel

Building the letterforms using layers results in the flexibility to adjust the typeface in different ways.

Ghost Script by Ben Hermel

A lighter version of the typeface was created by removing layers, resulting in a simpler typeface but retaining the essence of the letterforms. Color can also be added layer by layer to create greater depth.

Ghost Script by Ben Hermel

The experiment that inspired this typeface was an attempt to bring life to helvetica using layers and blends.

Ghost Script by Ben Hermel

I am a freelance designer based in Portland Oregon, specialising in both graphic and product design.

  • Rajeev

    Can I have the lighter version? I wont sell it or give it out.Just want to see my name in the Typeface.Thank you

  • http://www.laperla-bar.com Paulindr

    Stunning. First font that makes me care!!!

  • pampurce

    so sexy so beautiful…too bad that it's not downloadable :)

  • http://www.dailygrail.com Red Pill Junkie

    Very Stylish. I would love to see this reproduced in real life with lasers or something.

  • jAH

    It looks as if made out of smoke. Very beutiful.

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  • DCJ

    A classic Hermal design, great stuff.

  • http://www.emphasize3d.com kumarrohan

    where can i buy this font?

  • http://twitter.com/binta01 @binta01

    Amazing ghostly type

  • http://www.netdohoa.com Thiet ke Logo

    The very sexy curves! great application in graphic design.