About Liza Pro Font Family
Lettres d’amour! Flirting, fashionable, provocative, emotional, casual, moderate, extremely sensible & beautiful - Liza Pro covers it all. Liza Pro, Underware’s dear creation, is a live-script typeface. Thanks to its extremely intelligent OpenType architecture, she approaches human hand lettering as closely as technically possible. Liza Pro deeply analyzes the text. Out of a stock of 4000 hand crafted characters, Liza creates the most optimal combination. All of this works automatically. All you need to do is start typing your lettres d’amour, and Liza makes the text always look different. She gives your creative piece the impression par excellence. Erotique mais intelligent. She is as clever as we could imagine.
She kept all folks at Underware busy for a couple of years. It all started one rainy night back in May 2004 but quickly changed into a fatal affair exceptionnelle. But now, 5 years later we are quite sure: this is something serious. Yes, we are talking about real love. L’amour pour la vie.
Liza Pro has Underware’s world-dominating Latin Plus character set, supporting a total of 219 languages (Latin 1 + 2 and beyond).
Liza Pro is a package of 4 fonts which work together. Liza Display Pro rocks the script lettering to the max. The build-in Out-of-ink feature, LetterSwapper and Protoshaper makes this font a realtime-digital-calligrapher. She’ll swash up your text drastically, giving long strokes, loops and swashes to letters if their context allows. Liza Text Pro has a more silent, moderate character - she’s well behaving sister of Liza Display Pro, designed to walk long pieces of text in a lively script style. Liza Caps Pro adds more possibilities and functionality to these two script fonts. It bridges the gap in case running script lettering doesn’t do the job, but it also works perfectly on its own. Every capital letter appears in various shapes to obtain the manual lettering feeling. Liza Ornaments Pro is for extra delicatesse et est plus charme. Four heart winning fonts, pour la langue l’amour!
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Underware (www.underware.nl) is a rock-hard font foundry with a whole lot of feeling for real type. Stunning retail fonts, exclusive branding, custom type for demanding clients, own freaky design tools, you name it. Sweating & rocking in Den Haag, Helsinki and Amsterdam. Founded by Akiem Helmling, Sami Kortemäki and Bas Jacobs in 1999.
Underware's creations have received many awards - recently their innovative dynamic writing fonts received Gold in German Design Award 2021, Certificate of Excellence at TDC New York 2020 and Winner at TDC Tokyo 2020. More about dynamic writing at www.grammato.com.
Three separate locations don't limit the way they cooperate with each other. This is how underwarers themselves describe the process:
"Our intense cooperation creates surprises by itself. A collaboration offers possibilities which individuals can't benefit from. For example: sometimes all of us reserve a whole day for sketching new type. Early in the morning one of us sends a picture to one of the others, and that person has to create a typeface which fits for this picture within one day. A quick and easy way to push our creative borders, and surprise yourself.
We usually start sketching on paper, sometimes very rough with a pen during a phone talk, other times more precisely with a brush or pencil in a more concentrated moment. Sketching by hand allows you to find new forms, to create a specific, unique style. Once you've found that style, the rest of the characters are digitally created and fine-tuned. During the following design process, eg when additional weights are being created, we occasionally return to sketching on paper to find new solutions for problems we meet in the digital process.
But in the end, it doesn't matter if the computer or a brush or pencil are your tools. The most important tool is your brain."