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CourageDesigner: Neil Summerour
Publisher: Positype
Nerve was developed by Neil Summerour and released by Positype. Courage consists of 2 styles and family package options. p > High-contrast? High effect? Have Courage? Attractive and (extra, additional) bold, Nerve balances ultra-high stroke weight, delicate information, and distinct letterforms with a self-indulgent enthusiasm that will make you feel a little guilty utilizing it. Honestly, use it big and don't attempt to require it into a small area, since these courageous letterforms need room to move. Seasoned with both upright and italic designs, each font style consists of an indulgent level of alternates, swashes and entitling alternatives, visual aspects and more.

A backstory with a various name

Years earlier, I was commissioned to take my Lust typeface and produce something special to use for big format graphics for an occasion ... cool. It needed to be hyper-contrast with a lot of excessive details. With a tight turnaround, I looked for guides within my advancement catalogue to help me, and picked some early work on a typeface I had actually drawn called Hedonist. I used those sketches and its conventions to retrofit and build out Desire Hedonist (only to see the project fold on the client's end). I planned to go back quickly after the Lust Hedonist release to settle a retail version of the OG Hedonist, however I never could settle on the appearance of the 'g' or the characters, got sidetracked with other tasks, and never ever chose it back up ... up until in 2015. After arbitrarily doodling a fat, flat 'g' with a very tilted counter axis, I understood immediately how it could be utilized and that (re) set things in motion. Only issue was, in the process of improving the letterforms I started really dissecting the pieces, finding all of the recklessness within Hedonist, and selected fundamentally rewriting the approach to the typeface ... actually flaying it to the bone. I'm much, much happier with this completed typeface now, but the name no longer fit the name provided to the very first, teen approach-there's much more audacity and cleverness in these letterforms, tenacious in their resolution now. As a result, the name Nerve fit the mettle of this typeface so much more, so I kept it.

Font Family:
· Courage Regular
· Courage Italic

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