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Speed Bump


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June Special!
This month we’re giving away a free copy of our Bonnycastle font with any order. No discount code required—simply buy any other font (or fonts) before July 01, 2022, and you’ll also get a free download link to this a stylish titling face based on the maps and charts of Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle (a $39 value).

Emily Austin, handwriting of a 19th century woman

3IP Antique Text Fonts Collection font

Random Discounted Bundle…

Our Antique Text Fonts Collection™ is a bundle of four typefaces designed from real life source materials from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. All four have roman and italic styles, each with true small caps, scores of ligatures, lining and old-style figures, and full Latin support. Choose this bundle to save 40% off the price of licensing its member typefaces separately. View Details »

Houston Pen font

Random Historical Pen…

Houston Pen™ reflects the flowery penmanship of arguably the most famous Texan of all time. Sam Houston was a citizen of the Cherokee Nation (and lifelong friend of Native Americans), a veteran of the War of 1812, a hero of the Battle of San Jacinto, twice President of the Republic of Texas, a U.S. Senator, and the only person elected governor of two U.S. states (Texas and Tennessee). Try it out here »

TWT Prospero font

Random Book Text…

Inspired by the work of type designers of the late 1700s, TWT Prospero differs in that its contrasting strokes are not quite so exaggerated. This makes it appropriate for modern text blocks, while retaining the stylishness of the older faces that works well in display situations. This full-featured family includes standard and condensed fonts—seven styles in all. A member of our discounted Book Texts 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 »

Bonsai font

Random Antique Text Font…

A personal favorite among the text fonts I’ve designed, Bonsai™ is, well, top-heavy. But it’s this very top-heaviness—as if printed with worn or off-center lead type— that gives it a peculiar allure. It’s soft, warm, friendly, legible, accessible. Its roman and true italic styles have plenty of OpenType features, true small capitals, and Latin Plus support. (Note its use in the heads on this website!) 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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“You have maintained a level of quality in the design of your various fonts that rivals the best foundries.”
—G.V., Salem OR

Bonsai is very beautiful; the font's antiquity seems to conjure a sweet staleness of old newsprint, somehow.”
—A.T., Ontario, Canada

“[American Scribe] may be the greatest font ever! Everyone on the planet should have it!”
—M.P., Boulder CO

“I must say [Texas Hero] is one of the most beautiful fonts I’ve ever seen.”
—J.C., Mount Holly NC

“[Treefrog] is a real mess and breaks all the rules and I love it.”
—P.M., Palatine IL

“[Schooner Script is a] masterpiece.”
—A.D., Miami FL

“Your fonts are gorgeous, and in particular, your handwriting fonts are the best I've ever seen.”
—J.H., Witny, Oxfordshire, England


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