Ahra is an upright, hand-lettered script full of fun! She was drawn with pointed pens and then programmed with loads of Opentype features that mix & match for a convincing calligraphy effect. The font family contains three individual fonts: Regular, Hand and Swash.
While the Ahra alphabet is versatile, I designed the Family specifically for stationery producers who were looking for a quick and elegant substitution for hand-lettering. (Bespoke calligraphy isn’t always within the budget!)
Within Ahra Regular are three sets of capital letters, ranging from simple to quirky to traditional, as well as single-word characters for common titles (Mr., Miss, Dr., etc.) prepositions (to, the, for, etc.) and envelope addressing (blvd., st., etc.). There are also simple & automatic end-of-word swashes, old-style numerals, fractions and special double-letter ligatures for a true hand-drawn look. Ahra Hand features decorative word art, each lovingly drawn in a swirling traditional calligraphy style. Also included are 88 unique greetings, prompts, and phrases, plus an ornate set of numerals 0-9. And finally, Ahra Swash includes over fifty unique hand-inked flourishes, borders, corners, swashes and curls. By mixing and matching from the various font families, a truly custom look can be achieved.