About Madison Street Font Family
Madison Street is a font family with 8 fabulously fun typefaces! Eliza Gwendalyn & Jim Lyles of Studioways have teamed up with Spencerian calligrapher Elaina DeBoard to create a classic pointed pen calligraphy font. From its ornamental monograms, to its variety of complimentary text styles, and to its Madison Street Pro, with its elegant stylistic swashes and OpenType goodies, there is a font for every designer. Enjoy the sleek Madison Street Sans, Serif or Script, paired with the Ornaments font, complete with ornate monograms, or use each typeface on its own!
Madison Street Pro has all the OpenType bells and whistles. The Ligature feature automatically substitutes beginning and ending letterforms, as well as 100 ligatures. Turn on the Swash feature for elegantly sweeping swash lowercase forms. Enable Stylistic Alternates for even more variations. There are also 10 Style Sets to chose from. And many more OT features!
Madison Street is a basic version of the Pro font, intended for users who do not have OpenType savvy applications.
Madison Street Stylistic is also a basic version of the Pro font, intended for users who do not have OpenType savvy applications. It has stylistically different ascenders and descenders.
Madison Street Swash is intended to be used with the basic fonts, Madison Street and Madison Street Stylistic. It has lowercase beginning and ending swash glyphs and cannot be used to set text by itself.
Madison Street Sans, Serif, and Script are text fonts modeled after the handwriting of Elaina. They are intended to be complimentary to any of the script fonts. However, you'll need to set them at a smaller point size (about 1/3 the size) in order to get the preferred scale and weight.
Finally, the hairline weight of the Madison Street script fonts is very thin, and at small sizes up to 40 pt, you may notice some breaking up when printing to desktop printers. To remedy this, we recommend outline stroking the text a small amount (.1 -.3 value). this should improve the output without adding to much weight overall.
Eliza Gwendalyn and Jim Lyles founded Studioways in 2016. Jim writes, "Eliza and I were introduced right after she launched her font Petunia with Great Lakes Lettering. I was struck by her calligraphic style and keen eye for moving baselines. She brings a fresh, artistic view point to the table, and along with her online friends and fans in the wedding & fashion industry, it was an untouched arena for me." Studioways is a growing collection of typefaces featuring the coined calligraphic styles of Eliza (elizagwendalyn.com) and her peers in the wedding industry. Jim's primary contribution to the team is building the fonts, but he will also add some more traditional type designs to the collection.