Radcliffe Hand is a typeface family designed by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini with the help of Giulia Ursenna Dorati, re-inventing our Radcliffe family as a handwritten typeface.
Each glyph of the original typeface has been lovingly traced by hand, interpreting every design quality as a calligraphic quirk, thus allowing Radcliffe Hand to live in the middle ground between type and writing. Thanks to its wide & highly legible humanist skeleton, imbued with the dynamic qualities of handwriting, the typeface works both in display and text sizes, balancing expressivity and readability, and excelling in editorial and packaging uses where you want the text to keep display quality without becoming too hard to read.
Radcliffe Hand has been developed in four weights plus an extra connected cursive version, Radcliffe Script, that can be used together with Radcliffe Hand or with the standard Radcliffe and Radcliffe Casual to add an extra touch of handwriting to your designs. All the Radcliffe Hand typefaces include over 400 glyphs with extended latin languages coverage, open type number positional forms and a set of twenty hand-drawn arrows that can be accessed through discretionary ligatures allowing easy creation of "fake handwritten" side notes to your text.