Bello is a brush typeface for headline point sizes - it's big & beautiful!
Bello has lots of ligatures and start and ending swashes. They are automatic in Bello Pro, which is a cross-platform OpenType font with many OpenType features.
Bello is also available in normal TrueType flavoured OpenType format for PC and PostScript Type 1 format for Mac. Bello has an extended European character set (WE+CE).
After a period of hand sketching and lettering, we decided to give Bello two main styles: script and small caps. These two fonts create a strong typographic contrast - while Bello Script is flourished and flowing, Bello Small Caps are upright and sturdy. As sturdy as brush lettering allows for, of course.
Careful spacing and kerning ensures that Bello appears like fluently written handwriting. However, that's not enough for a hand-lettered feel. Therefore Bello comes with a set of 64 ligatures. Some of them are typographic, some made simply to create a more intimate, natural impression. For the same reasons we have added a few ornaments and a set of snap-on beginning and ending swashes which attach to the lowercase letters of Bello.
To view the fonts, browse the online examples on this section. The best way to see examples of the Bello typeface is to download Bello pdf-files and print it out.
Don't forget, Bello is also a typographic mate of Sauna (Bello.pdf has examples combining these two typefaces).