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October Special!
This month we’re giving away a free copy of our Sarabande font with any order. No discount code required—simply buy any other font (or fonts) before November 01, 2021, and you’ll also get a free download link to this a painstaking reproduction of Jean Jannon’s famous “Garamond” of 1621 (a $49 value). Has nearly 1,000 glyphs, including dozens of ligatures, true small capitals, and full Latin support.

Emily Austin, handwriting of a 19th century woman

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 »


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 »


Geographica Hand font


Random Old Map Font…

Geographica Hand is a replication of the hand-lettered titles on British map engravings of the 18th century. The font is as legible and versatile as Geographica Roman but more genuinely evocative of the source materials. Its 900 glyphs are feature-rich and include several sketchy cartographic illustrations—trees, churches, windmills, and the like. Geographica Hand is a member 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 »


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 »


Speed Bump font


Random Offbeat Font…

Speed Bump does have upper- and lowercase Latin alphabets, but its chief appeal might be its vast array of wacky pictures (accessible via OpenType features or a character map utility). Need an apple, book, car, duck, eagle, or fish? They’re all there—plus a couple hundred more. Speed Bump has more than 500 glyphs and full Latin support. A member of our Offbeat Grab Bag bundle. Try it out here »


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American Scribe

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“[American Scribe] is the 3rd font I have ordered from this foundry! Love them. Thanks for the good and authentic work!”
—V.B., BC, Canada

“Our 3rd and 4th graders are thrilled that their historical writing is going to look so authentic!
—S.E., Charlottesville VA

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

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—A.L., Los Angeles CA

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—S.P.G., San Antonio TX

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—C.B., Bethesda MD

“I've never seen anyone digitize old quill-pen handwriting [like Schooner Script], warts and all. You've done a fine job.”
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