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May Special!
This month we’re giving away a free copy of our Douglass Pen font with any order. No discount code required—simply buy any other font (or fonts) before June 01, 2022, and you’ll also get a free download link to this condensed script modeled after the hand of distinguished statesman, orator, and abolitionist Frederick Douglass (a $39 value).

Age of Discovery bundle, a dozen pre-1800 fonts

3IP Modern Handwritten Fonts Collection font


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Our Modern Handwritten Fonts Collection™ brings together six real-looking script typefaces (fifteen fonts among them) that closely simulate a mix of contemporary handwriting styles. Each has hundreds of glyphs, OpenType alternates, and full Latin support. (Marydale adds Greek and Cyrillic alphabets.) Choose this bundle and save 40% off the price of licensing these seven faces separately. View Details »


American Scribe font


Random Historical Pen…

American Scribe™ is modeled after the hand of Timothy Matlack (1736–1826), a Philadelphia brewer and master penman. In 1776, when the Continental Congress ordered the Declaration of Independence to be “fairly engrossed on parchment,” the task fell to Matlack, whose masterful script was perfect for the first and most famous of American documents. 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 »


Terra Ignota font


Random Old Map Font…

Terra Ignota is an interpretation of the hand-lettered legends and titles of Amerique Septentrionale, a 1650 map by French cartographer Nicolas Sanson. Our oldest handwritten font, it seems evocative of pirates or weathered adventurers of the day. This full-featured OpenType font appears in our Old Map Fonts, Age of Discovery, and Handwritten History bundles. Try it out here »


Paestum font


Random Display Face…

TWT’ eye-catching Paestum family was inspired by Greek inscriptions of 6th and 5th centuries BCE. (Its name comes from the Latin name for Poseidonia, a former Greek city south of Naples.) Comes with Light, Medium, and Heavy weights, each with upper- and lowercase alphabets, numerals, diacritics, and essential punctuation. Note: Paestum lacks unhistorical glyphs like currency symbols and the @ sign. 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 »


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 »


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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“I took one look at American Scribe and knew it was the Declaration of Independence before reading the ad copy. You captured it perfectly.”
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