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February Special!

This month we’re giving away a free copy of our Antiquarian Scribe font with any order. No discount code required—simply buy any other font (or fonts) before March 01, 2023, and you’ll also get a free download link to this vintage hand-lettered font based on the script in an early-1700s atlas (a $39 value).

Bonhomme Richard, an elegant 1700s pen

3IP Book Texts Collection font


Random Discounted Bundle…

Our ten family Book Texts Collection™ has all you’ll need for publishing just about any sort of book-length project—all but one designed by masterful text-type designer Lars Bergquist. Serif faces ranging from fine to bold, headline-worthy fonts of several styles, a lovely sans, blacks, obliques, italics. Choose this bundle and save more than 60% off licensing each typeface separately. View Details »


Abigail Adams font


Random Historical Pen…

The eponymous inspiration for Abigail Adams™ carried on a famous epistolary dialog with John, her husband and “Dearest Friend,” for more than forty years. Abigail Adams wrote swiftly and intelligently, if not beautifully, in a hand that somehow perfectly represents late-1700s America—as well as her role as key advisor to the second President of the United States. Try it out here »


Sarabande font


Random Book Text…

Sarabande is Lars Bergquist’s painstaking reproduction of Jean Jannon’s famous “Garamond” of 1621—also known as Caractères de l’université. This truly lovely serif has Roman and Italic styles and a full range of Latin diacritics, but it lacks unhistorical glyphs such as those for higher math and logic. Sarabande is a favorite 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 »


Bucintoro 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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