In working on graphic design projects I’ve been repeatedly frustrated by the lack of interesting medium-weight script fonts which are simple enough to be readable, but not too plain to be interesting. So with the latest project which needed a font like that – a relatively simple t-shirt design – I decided it was time to fill that need once an for all. I started with some samples of early 20th century calligraphy by J. M. Bergling and developed a full character set and customized the weighting and some of the character forms to make it work as a font and the end result is really very satisfactory. The Moncrief font looks somewhat calligraphic, but it’s not too flourished and has a heavy enough weight to stand out among bold title fonts. There are some fun quirks like an extended “s” and a very neat swashed “Q” to give it unique character, but it’s as functional as it is stylish.