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FREE with any order this month is Botanical Scribe, an elegant cursive font.
Three Islands Press : Antique Texts : Bonsai
Three Islands Press Bonsai™ ($49) Try the Bonsai font   Order the Bonsai font 
Copyright: ©1997 by Brian Willson, Three Islands Press
Includes: Bonsai Roman ($29), Bonsai Italic ($29)
Bundles: 3IP Antique Text Fonts Collection | OldFonts Historical Library | 3IP Type Library

Character sets:  Roman | Italic

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Bonsai

BonsaiYears ago, I developed an interest in the Japanese art of dwarfed potted trees, bonsai. I bought some books on the subject by Brooklyn Botanic Garden. In one—Handbook on Bonsai: Special Techniques (seventh printing, February 1976)—the type was bad. Old worn lead type, I suspect, spread wide in the tops of characters and disappearing at the bottoms. Two decades later, I came across the handbook and was struck again by this interesting type. Inspired, I made a typeface. Didn’t take me long to decide on a name for it, either: a name with a double-meaning, based both on its look and its inspiration. Bonsai has two styles, a roman and a true italic. US$49.

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  Bonsai Family (incl. Roman & Italic)

$49

  Bonsai Roman

$29

  Bonsai Italic

$29

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  Bonsai Family (incl. Roman & Italic)

$49

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$29

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$29

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  Bonsai Family (incl. Roman & Italic)

$69

  Bonsai Roman

$44

  Bonsai Italic

$44

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Bonsai is very beautiful; the font's antiquity seems to conjure a sweet staleness of old newsprint, somehow.”
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