Connected script fonts are always tough, so I saved this one for later in the week!

It started with this pair of sketches I drew years apart, with a similar thick/thin connected look.

  1. The alphabet was pretty well developed in the sketch, so I traced ’em all in Illustrator:
square script process 1

2. getting them scaled and aligned with each other in Glyphs:

square script process 2

3. working to make all the connector combos…connect:

square script process 3

4. and softening the corners⁠:

square script process 4

The finished font has lowercase only, but you get both the “Soft” and “Sharp” versions — that’s two for the price of none! And both have a bunch of custom connecting letter pairs; see if you can spot ’em.

Swell Type Beta Four
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