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Three Islands Press : Historical Penmanship : Botanical Scribe
Three Islands Press Botanical Scribe™ ($39)

Copyright: ©2013 by Three Islands Press
Designer: Brian Willson
Packages: 3IP Library, Historical Collection, Historical Pens
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Botanical Scribe

Botanical Scribe“The Raphael of Flowers” is what they called Pierre-Joseph Redouté a couple hundred years ago. The Belgian native became famous in France, where he painted floral watercolors for both Marie Antoinnette and Empress Josephine. But what cemented his legacy was his perfection of a stipple engraving technique that brought his botanical art to the masses.

Botanical Scribe is modeled after the neat, cursive hand-inscribed legends on these antique prints. Because it simulates handlettering, the font retains a warm, organic quality not seen in fancy modern scripts while remaining both elegant and legible. (Its many ligatures lends to this authenticity.) Good for formal invitations or historical simulations. OpenType features include scores of ligatures, stylistic and contextual alternates, lining and old-style figures, floral ornaments, and complete Central/Eastern European alphabets. US$39.

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Botanical Scribe
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“I took one look at American Scribe and knew it was the Declaration of Independence before reading the ad copy. You captured it perfectly.”
—B.P., Marietta OH

“I'm a collector of 19th century antiques and photographs, and like to make labels and scrapbooks using fonts that fit the period of my items. I've even tried to learn the penmanship myself using dip pens... your fonts will make it so much easier!”
—P.M., Palatine IL

“[American Scribe] may be the greatest font ever! Everyone on the planet should have it!”
—M.P., Boulder CO

“These are fantastic fonts, and I appreciate that your company offers a trial download (minus the "e") so I could sell these fonts to my client.
—L.A., Woodinville WA

“This is a fantastic resource and the fonts are beautiful!”
—C.B., Bethesda MD

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—S.F., Evanston IL

Bonsai is very beautiful; the font's antiquity seems to conjure a sweet staleness of old newsprint, somehow.”
—A.T., Ontario, Canada

 

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