About Emily In White Font Family
She did not live to experience her breakthrough as a poet, but today she is considered one of the pioneers of literary modernity – the American lyricist Emily Dickinson (1830–1886). She left behind a life’s work of manuscripts on scraps of paper, note pads and letters – and a last wish, that these were to be burned. Emily’s younger sister Lavinia did not fulfill her wish – and thus preserved the ingenious manuscript-objects for posterity.
For Julia Sysmäläinen, designer of the award winning Kafka type family FF Mister K, Dickinson’s manuscripts were an inspiration and a source for creating her new typeface “Emily In White”.
Emily In White – named after Emily Dickinson’s preference for white clothes – captures the most filigree letterforms of the poet’s multifaceted writing style. With hundreds of alternates and ligatures and a complex OpenType feature code it manages to revive the lively sequence of single and connected glyphs of a delicate handwriting which has been described as “breezing” and “reminding of bird tracks”.
Emily in White is available in three weights designated I, II and III. For each weight, there is an associated Swashes font. See the PDF in the Gallery section for details.
Language support Western and Central European, over 1800 glyphs.
Emily In White
Juliasys Type Studio is located in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg. It was founded by Julia Sysmäläinen and partners in 2007. What we are doing there is quite simple: working hard to get quality and humor together in type design – and always adding a bit of Finnish-Russian flavor. We develop taylor-made fonts directly for clients in different corners of the world.
And we publish our quality retail typefaces together with Berlin’s FontFont and Moscow’s Art Lebedev Studio or directly at Myfonts.
Our clients include Freshbooks Toronto, Monotype Germany, Mars and Propercorn London, Remes & Packart Helsinki and Harpers Publishers New York. We are especially competent in developing multifeatured scriptfonts. Many of them are based on the handwriting of remarkable personalities – like Franz Kafka, Emily Dickinson, Jean Sibelius and Laura Ingalls Wilder. FF Mister K, our award winning Kafka typeface, presents itself impressively on its own website ffmisterk.com. And Julia Sysmäläinen goes into detail about our beliefs and methods at Juliasys in her Myfonts Creative Characters interview.