About Bambusa Pro Font Family
Bambusa Pro is a sturdy expressive modern calligraphy family of 4 fonts: Regular, Bold, Basic and Ornaments. It owes its name to the bamboo pen that was used to draw all of the characters and swashes. The typical ink-strokes of the bamboo pen give Bambusa Pro a distinctively different appearance than dip pen calligraphy fonts like Salt & Spices Pro.
Similarities between the two are a wide variety of long swashes that connect to the first and last letter of a sentence or name. But with Bambusa Pro this even goes for accented characters, and all upper and lower case letters. Together with five different connecting spaces you can create phrases that look as if the pen was never lifted from the paper. Like Stylist Pro all characters of Bambusa Pro connect to each other, both lower case and upper case letters and vice versa.
Bambusa Pro Basic also is hand-lettered with a bamboo pen, but is a lot more straight forward. It combines beautifully with the connected styles Regular and Bold. On top of that Bambusa Pro Ornaments offers 100+ glyphs for additional designs possibilities. Enjoy!
You will need an opentype savvy application to get the most out of Bambusa Pro.
Hanneke Classen started Fontforecast in 2013 as a label of Storm Creative Consultancy, an advertising agency where she works to this day as a graphic and type designer. “Working with fonts as a designer day in, day out made me curious about the process of designing fonts,” she says. “As soon as I dived into the ins and outs of font design, I was hooked.” It was in that same year that she finished work on her first two font families: Tyfoon Sans and Tyfoon Script. “The concept was to combine two very different designs in such a way that they work together well. By using the same measurements as a skeleton for both font families they became interchangeable, even in the same sentence, without causing leading problems.”
“The concept of making font families consisting of different designs especially made to complement and support each other was relatively new at the time Fontforecast started,” Hanneke says. “My aim is to give all of my font families a certain something extra.” This drive to push the envelope gave way to bestselling typefaces Chameleon, a design kit of 16 fonts intended to bring a personalized touch to any project, and Salt & Spices Pro, a modern collection of 9 calligraphy fonts that brings to life an authentic feel of vintage dip pen calligraphy.
There is much to look forward to in the future from the Netherland-based foundry. Marloes Versluys, an Amsterdam-based art director, graphic designer and type designer, is joining the foundry and working with Hanneke to continue making a wide variety of typefaces perfect for any, and all projects.