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Texas Hero

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Cedar Street

Marydale

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Pumpkinseed

Viktorie

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Diorite

Eleonora

Geographica

New Millennium

New Millennium Linear

New Millennium Sans

Pressroom

Sarabande

TWT Pavane

TWT Prospero

 Old Map Fonts »

Antiquarian

Antiquarian Scribe

Bonnycastle

Geographica

Geographica Hand

Geographica Script

Terra Ignota

 Antique Texts »

Attic Antique

Bonsai

Broadsheet

Castine

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Bonnycastle

Bucintoro

Corsiva Italica

Midnight

Paestum

Sekhmet

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Baskerville Caps

Rococo Titling

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Chromosome

Speed Bump

Treefrog

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February Special!

This month we’re giving away a free copy of our Geographica Hand font with any order. No discount code required—simply buy any other font (or fonts) before March 01, 2024, and you’ll also get a free download link to this an accurate replication of the vintage handlettering on engraved British maps of the 1700s (a $39 value). Has nearly 800 glyphs, including scads of period ligatures, cartographic ornaments, and full Latin support.

Sarabande, inspired by the work of Jean Jannon

Geographica Fonts Set font


Random Discounted Bundle…

While diverse, the three fonts in our Geographica Fonts Set™ all arise from the same source materials: the 18th-century British map engravings of Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Jefferys. You’ll find here a handwritten serif, a graceful script, and a four-style modern book text—each with a series of impressive map ornaments and full Latin support. Choose this bundle and save 50% off individual purchases. View Details »


Lamar Pen font


Random Historical Pen…

Bold and adventurous but with a hint of culture, Lamar Pen™ reflects the personality of the man whose handwriting inspired it. Mirabeau B. Lamar was a poet, orator, traveler, military man, and a celebrated Texan of the 1830s and ’40s. Unlike Sam Houston, alas, he was not a friend of Texas’s Native American tribes—but there’s no denying he had fine cursive script. Among our most popular old pen fonts. Try it out here »


Diorite font


Random Book Text…

Course, chunky, rugged Diorite reminded its designer of the eponymous igneous rock, a rare, hard mix of rough-textured minerals. The look of this typeface is forthright and declarative, and it will surely stand up under adverse printing conditions. Designed for hard use in the real world, this family consists of Regular, Cursive, Bold, and Cursive Bold styles. Try it out here »


Antiquarian Scribe font


Random Old Map Font…

Antiquarian Scribe™ is one of two fonts of ours inspired by an original page I have of Atlas Historique, ou Nouvelle Introduction a l’Histoire, a world atlas published by Henri Abraham Chatelain in the early 1700s. Its slanted hand-lettered characters work well with the bold, upright glyphs of Antiquarian, its sister font. Both full-featured serifs are members of our Old Map Fonts CollectionTry it out here »


Corsiva Italica font


Random Display Face…

The inspiration for Lars Bergquist’s Corsiva Italica is the classical cancellaresca corsiva of the 1500s (known in England at the time as “the Italian hand”)—e.g., the work of Italian calligrapher Giambattista Palatino. A specialty font perfect for lending designs a fine, historical, hand-lettered look—or even things like scripture, framed poetry, or Christmas cards. Try it out here »


Professor font


Random Modern Handwritten Font…

Professor replicates the cursive script of an actual college professor (the designer’s late-father), who had the kind of plain modern hand schoolkids used to see on a blackboard. Replete with contextual ligatures, this font was designed to fool casual readers into thinking they’re scanning real handwriting. Has nearly 600 glyphs and full Latin support. A member of our Modern Handwritten Fonts CollectionTry it out here »


Castine font


Random Antique Text Font…

Castine™ is named for a small, lovely coastal town in Maine, whose old cemetery has headstones dating back to the late-1700s. The font replicates the work of the tradesman who carved the epitaphs on these old stones, right down to their long, sharp serifs and hand-done unevenness. Comes with roman and italic styles, dozens of ligatures, a series of winged-skull ornaments, and full Latin support. Try it out here »


Chromosome font


Random Offbeat Font…

Chromosome pretty much exactly replicates the look you get on 1960’s-era labelmaker labels. The font has four styles: Light, Heavy, Reversed Light, and Reversed Heavy. (The latter two knock the text out of whatever color label you specify.) It’s got only uppercase characters, but it does offer support for Central and Eastern European languages. A member of our Offbeat Grab Bag bundle. Try it out here »

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Lamar Pen

KIND WORDS:

“Oh! I'm in loooove with [Lamar Pen]! It's lovely, it's organic, it's real, it's got history & tradition. My designs are singing!”
—C.C., Palo Alto CA

“I'm always on the lookout for handwriting fonts that look more like handwriting than fonts. I've always relied on Texas Hero, Schooner Script, and Emily Austin and was very happy to see Lamar Pen and American Scribe.”
—A.L., Los Angeles CA

“[Douglass Pen is a] stupendous achievement!”
—A.B., Encino CA

“Not only is Texas Hero a uniquely beautiful font, there’s also the matter of Texas pride.”
—S.P.G., San Antonio TX

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

“There's a fair number of what I call 'scrawl' faces out there. [Treefrog] is one of the very few I really like.”
—P.M., Palatine IL

“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

 

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