|Foundry||Process Type Foundry|
FIG Script is a script typeface designed by Eric Olson in 2002 for Process Type Foundry, a digital foundry which he co-founded.
The name FIG is an acronym for "Frank (Sheeran), Ian (Chai), and Glenn (Chappell) who collaborated in the development of the FIGlet computer program developed to generates text banners, in a variety of typefaces, composed of letters made up of arrangements of smaller ASCII characters. Olson used FIGlet in creating his ASCII-based FIG typefaces. Olson describes the FIG types as an "exploration into the generative possibilities type design software and simple grid structures." While suggestion of a raster is clearly visible in the face, a hominess similar to that found in nineteenth century cross-stitched samplers is also found. Many characters have swashes, and the overall effect is reminiscent of cursive.
- eye. 62/06, Winter 2006. "Practice and Process: Eric Olson." By Deborah Littlejohn, pages 21–24.