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December Special!
This month we’re giving away a free copy of our Midnight font with any order. No discount code required—simply buy any other font (or fonts) before January 01, 2022, and you’ll also get a free download link to this a neon-sign–style font with two “gauges,” Light and Bright. (a $39 value). Has glyphs, including .

Geographica Script, an 18th-century roundhand font

OldFonts Historical Library font


Random Discounted Bundle…

Our OldFonts Historical Library™ comprises 24 typefaces (33 fonts total) modeled after genuine historical source matter, i.e., vintage cursive script, antique text type, and cartographic lettering (and ornaments) from the 1700s and 1800s. All come with OpenType features, plenty of period flourishes, and full Latin support. Choose this bundle to save 60% off the price of licensing these faces separately. View Details »


Emily Austin font


Random Historical Pen…

Our Emily Austin™ font replicates the hand of the indominable Emily Austin (Bryan) Perry, one of the children of Moses Austin, of Austinville, Virginia. Like her famous brother, Stephen F. Austin, she settled in Texas as one of that region’s earliest colonists. In her travels, she wrote many a letter home to her husband—each showing her distinctively compact, legible, cursive hand. Try it out here »


Pressroom font


Random Book Text…

Pressroom, as a modern “legibility face,” is designed to be easy-to-read under even the harshest conditions. Ample x-height, robust serifs, minimalist descenders—but still with its share of grace and allure. This sturdy typeface comes with five styles: Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, and Headline. An all-purpose serif when you’re looking to make a statement. A member of our discounted Book Texts 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 »


Sekhmet 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 »


Oak Street font


Random Modern Handwritten Font…

Fat and sassy Oak Street simulates printing from a felt-tip marker. A heavyweight attention-grabber, this font is nevertheless neat and readable. Might work well for signs, headlines, display text, packaging—even menus. Oak Street’s nearly 800 characters include ligatures, small capitals, and full Latin support. One of six faces in 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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