Frauen is Lucas Sharp’s ode to German calligraphy.
The script style is based on some lettering Lucas found on the cover of an almanac of Berlin debutantes (!) published in 1945 titled, Die schönsten Frauen der Welt: The Most Beautiful Women in the World.
The Roman is partially based on the calligraphy of Friedrich Neugebauer, and partly Lucas’s own creation. Frauen Roman and Script share a common weight, x-height, and nib angle, and when used together behave as if the same unabashedly German calligrapher penned them both in the same sitting. As such, the uppercase and lowercase of each style can be used interchangeably with one another.
Production assistance from Wei Huang.
Special thanks to the Letterform Archive and Rob Saunders.
Frauen has one weight in Roman & Italic with Titling Alternates & built-in Small Caps.
V1.0—Initial release version; 2015.09
Standard licensing: OTF (CFF-flavored OpenType)
Web font licensing: WOFF, EOT & SVG
Dynamic embedding licensing: OTF (CFF-flavored OpenType)
Other formats available upon request.