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American Scribe

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Old Man Eloquent

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Texas Hero

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New Millennium

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TWT Pavane

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Geographica Hand

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Terra Ignota

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August Special!

This month we’re giving away a free copy of our Austin Pen font with any order. No discount code required—simply buy any other font (or fonts) before September 01, 2022, and you’ll also get a free download link to this evocative vintage script font based on the hand of S. F. Austin in his 1834 prison diary (a $49 value).

A Declaration of Independence font

Age of Discovery Bundle font

Random Discounted Bundle…

Our Age of Discovery Bundle™ is our mostly deeply discounted font collection. It’s a set of 20 authentic script fonts inspired by handwriting across the ages, from the lettering on antique maps, to the penmanship of famous American men and women, to the dashed-off scrawl of what might be a member of your family or friend. Choose this bundle and save 80% off the price of licensing all 20 fonts separately. View Details »

Houston Pen font

Random Historical Pen…

Houston Pen™ reflects the flowery penmanship of arguably the most famous Texan of all time. Sam Houston was a citizen of the Cherokee Nation (and lifelong friend of Native Americans), a veteran of the War of 1812, a hero of the Battle of San Jacinto, twice President of the Republic of Texas, a U.S. Senator, and the only person elected governor of two U.S. states (Texas and Tennessee). Try it out here »

New Millennium Linear font

Random Book Text…

New Millennium Linear is one of a group three typefaces that share a common name and design philosophy. This monotone member has a smooth, geometric “Gothic” look gives it a personality markedly different from the sans. Comes with Regular, Bold, Oblique, and Bold Oblique Styles. All three complementary typefaces are available in the discounted New Millennium Series bundle. Try it out here »

Bonnycastle font

Random Old Map Font…

The eponymous Bonnycastle™ replicates the bold, italic hand-lettering on the charts and maps of Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle (1791–1847), an English officer and military engineer who served in the War of 1812 and settled in Canada. Comes with small caps, bunches of ligatures, stylistic alternates, and full Latin support. A member of both our Old Map Fonts Collection and Display Faces CollectionTry it out here »

Midnight font

Random Display Face…

Sekhmet, named for the lion-headed war goddess of ancient Egypt, does indeed have a sort of feline, forward-directed energy. Noteworthy are the slight slope of its book-weight Roman and its calligraphic Italic. A multi-use display face, Sekhmet nevertheless also works well in (especially larger) text blocks. A member of our discounted Display Faces bundle. Try it out here »

Marydale font

Random Modern Handwritten Font…

Marydale has three weights, Regular, Bold, and Black. It also has a particularly personable nature, rather like a chatty best friend. Better yet, it has a set of powerful OpenType features—true small capitals, dozens of ligatures, a less quirky stylistic set, and support for Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic languages. Among our most popular typefaces, and a member of our Modern Handwritten Fonts CollectionTry it out here »

Broadsheet font

Random Antique Text Font…

Broadsheet™ is a two-style family that simulates the type on printed matter from the Colonial American period. Modeled after the text on actual 18th-century broadsides, this font gives you more double-s ligatures than you can dream of. Comes with true small caps, contextual and discretionary alternates, genuine period printer’s flourishes, and full Latin support. Try it out here »

Treefrog font

Random Offbeat Font…

There’s nothing quite like Treefrog, which resembles writing made by someone who’s dipped a finger in spilled ink. This celebrated grunge font from the 1990s conjures a sense of whimsy, a flight of fancy. Fittingly, it comes with a series of droll ornaments (fish, chairs, garden tools). Oddly, it also has full Latin support—with more than 500 glyphs in all. A member of our Offbeat Grab Bag bundle. Try it out here »

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