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Three Islands Press Houston Pen™ ($39)

Copyright: ©1998 by Three Islands Press
Designer: Brian Willson
Packages: 3IP Library, Historical Collection, Historical Pens
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Houston Pen

Houston PenEarly Texas patriots had fascinating penmanship. In researching Texas Hero a few years back, I had occasion to pore over copies of letters by the likes of Stephen F. Austin, William B. Travis, Thomas J. Rusk, and others. Austin’s hand was pretty messy. Young, brave Travis wrote his last during the Alamo siege. Rusk’s suited my original task. But a couple other styles caught my eye—among them the bold yet graceful strokes of Sam Houston, the Texas Hero. Houston Pen is the second of four faces inspired by the handwriting of heroic Texans. Has a complete character set. US$39.

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“The Lamar Pen font is divine. We are using it on a novel set in the eighteenth century, and the author is ecstatic.”
—J.H., London, England

“The Texas Hero font is fantastic and just what I have been looking for.”
—D.M., Mahwah NJ

“All [these] typefaces are wonderful, romantic creative fonts which no serious designer could possibly overlook.
—G.H., London, England

“[American Scribe] is the 3rd font I have ordered from this foundry! Love them. Thanks for the good and authentic work!”
—V.B., BC, Canada

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

“Thanks so much for the great service and wonderful typefaces!”
—S.F., Evanston IL

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

 

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