American graphic designer Ben Hermel created this typeface by layering blended shapes over classic script letters.
Called Ghost Script, the design creates a vector file that can be scaled as needed and altered by adding or removing layers. The objective was to find the balance between appearing completely new but feeling timeless. To meet this objective blended shapes were overlaid on classically proportioned letterforms, with each layer adding depth and movement without affecting the type’s proportions. Ghost Script was created utilising blends and transparency in Adobe Illustrator, resulting in a vector file which can be scaled as needed. Building the letterforms using layers results in the flexibility to adjust the typeface in different ways. A lighter version of the typeface was created by removing layers, resulting in a simpler typeface but retaining the essence of the letterforms.