Sherlock was inspired by a recent trip to London, England where I happened upon a bustling pub with beautiful typographic signage. Early sketches created an array of specialized ligatures from which the font really took shape. The family is comprised of regular, italic and inline styles.
Sherlock Pro delivers a multitude of Opentype features, primarily including hundreds of discretionary ligatures that connect letter pairs through varying flourishes. These distinct ligatures are used in combinations between two capital letters, two lowercase letters, uppercase to lowercase pairs and specific number combinations. For select capital and lowercase letters, large swashes expand above and below the characters. Contextual swashes are also applied to some characters when placed at the beginning or end of a word. Stylistic Alternatives and Titling Alternatives offer distinct style variations to capital letters. Tabular Lining and Oldstyle Figures provide several numerical alternatives.
To have access to all these styling options, customers must be using programs which support Opentype (i.e. Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Publisher, etc).
Lastly, the family also includes two sets of symbol packs created specially to work with Sherlock’s style.
Overall, the innumerable opentype options of Sherlock provides each and every user the tools to solve their own case. The game is on!