Modernism’s desire to fit all elements within geometric constraints and adhere to strong verticals has spread throughout type design, but has had little to do with the frills and ornaments of script. Cutting a script down to its bare bones is an offensive idea to many—almost seeming insulting to its genre. Benson Script bridges that genre gap between frill and function. As a matter of genre Santa Barbara errs on the side of modernism, and adds flair as a last resort.
Benson Script is a modernist script that is desperately trying to be anything but a script. With 3 contrast levels, and 2 styles, the six fonts of Benson Script are an experiment in the diversity of a single stem width.
Read more about her development process.