Ghost Script by Ben Hermel
Graphic designer Ben Hermel of Portland, Oregon, created this typeface by layering blended shapes over classic script letters.
Called Ghost Script, the design creates a vector file that can be scaled as needed and altered by adding or removing layers.
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 is intended for more contemporary applications without losing these attributes.
The objective was to find the balance between appearing completely new but feeling timeless.
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 was created utilising blends and transparency in Adobe Illustrator, resulting in a vector file which can be scaled as needed.
Building the letterforms using layers results in the flexibility to adjust the typeface in different ways.
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.
The experiment that inspired this typeface was an attempt to bring life to helvetica using layers and blends.
I am a freelance designer based in Portland Oregon, specialising in both graphic and product design.