Graphics, Illustration and Visual Communication Design Lale Dingbat typeface by Michael Parson The designer, Michael Parson, has long been curious of the possibilities that Opentype scripts now offer type designers. Thanks to this technology, design is no longer limited to the basic forms but can be enhanced with additional glyphs, ligatures or other features. He wanted to explore how to integrate these options into the less explored world of dingbat fonts. The resulting font, Lale offers a range of visuals that can be accessed by simply typing a sequence of signs, either letters; for the flowers, or numbers, for the stems. Both can be combined for a total of 4680 combinations.