B is for BAT scamp by Guy Featherstone

There are too many animals for this letter ‘B’.

Spiky terminals on Tuscan characters simply reflect and embody that of the wings of a bat.
This can be achieved through the use of some Antique Tuscan and Gothic Tuscan letters, two capital characters per bat, ideally executed with a shiny black on a uncoated black stock.
The majority of Tuscan typefaces were produced in the second half of the nineteenth century originated as wood type in America, and were later adopted by the type founders. The first Gothic Tuscan appeared in Wells & Webb’s 1849 Specimen of Plain and Ornamental Wood Type. Nowadays they are rarely seen or celebrated.

About Guy Featherstone

Inspired by watching his father hand-render 8pt type with a Rotring nib on the bottom of his drawings, Guy set his sights when he graduated in Design from Central Saint Martins in 1996. He then skipped over the pond to NYC to work for Gee Street Recordings, where he designed record sleeves and created identity work. On his return to London, he ventured into publishing, before landing in the exciting advertising agency HHCL (Campaign’s Agency of the Decade – 2000). His passion for letters, detail, precision and craft allowed him to create great work for brands such as Guinness, Egg, Sci-Fi and Tango - he soon became their Head of Art. He went travelling around the world in 2002, to top up his stimulus tanks and complete some personal projects. Returning to London in 2003, he was appointed Head of Design at Wieden Kennedy where he has gone on to create award-winning work for brands such as Nike, Aiwa, Honda, Yakult, The Guardian, Emeco, Nokia and Space.NK. Since arriving at W K he has created, and runs a department of like-minded, typo-craft junkies.
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One Response to B is for BAT scamp by Guy Featherstone

  1. Tony Davidson says:

    Looks like this typeface was made to draw bats! If we could get it to work, I still like the idea of the bat hanging upside down from the top of the layout, as it would differentiate it further from the butterfly design.

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