About this font family
Sterling Script was initially meant to a be digitization/reinterpretation of a copperplate script widely used during what effectively became the last decade of metal type: Stephenson Blake’s Youthline, from 1952. The years from 1945 to 1960 saw a heightened demand for copperplate faces, due to post-war market optimism, as well as the banking and insurance industries booming like never before, which triggered the need for design elements that express formal elegance and luxury.
The name Sterling Script is a tip of our hat to England, the Stephenson Blake foundry’s country of origin. It is also a historical hint about copperplate scripts having been used mainly for banking and bonds in the 19th century. More…
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