Jezebel is all dressed up for you. And if she can’t make your mouth water and eyes light up with love, nobody else can. She’s got bigger hair than Dolly and Elvira together, more tongue than a Kiss concert with Jagger opening, more leg than a Moulin Rouge premiere, more sword than a pirate ship, and more loop than a chartered accountant. She’s the queen of now, the essence of cool, the twenty-first century fox. She’s the ever playful and creative girl with so much talent her art just cannot be restrained. She’s got popular culture on a long but strong leash. She looks gorgeous and positively glamorous no matter what color she wears. And last but not least, she’s got the charisma to make people of all ages want more of whatever it is she feels like offering.
The Jezebel design was extrapolated from two early 70s film ideas called Hampshire and Harper’s Bazaar. Both were uncredited, somewhat badly drawn, almost impossible to typeset satisfactorily, and very limited in character set. It was necessary to go back to the drawing book to explore a better balance and easier setting potential. The subsequent character set expansion took Jezebel to a much superior level of functionality, with the addition of multiple alternates and swashes to fit a perfectionist’s eye.