Ember is an informal script with a judicious sprinkling of ligatures that give it a flowing freehand liveliness. Neither overly formal and stuffy nor cheap and cheerful, Ember is elegant yet friendly, sophisticated yet approachable, fun and frivolous but stylish and well bred. Ligatures are set to be on automatically, and the stylistic alternates and optional final forms for some of the characters can be toggled on and off using the OpenType panel in design applications with advanced OpenType support.
Designer Rian Hughes says that he felt he was “possibly channeling the spirit of Roger Excoffon”. Neither pastiche nor revival, Ember does seem to evoke the famous French designer’s trademark elegance.