Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fantastic Find: Three Islands Press

If it's ever been your ambition to write like a Texas Hero, Abigail Adams, Frederick Douglass or Timothy Matlack, the man whose handwriting we see in the Declaration of Independence, Three Islands Press is the place to go. (There's no guarantee that using one of their fonts will make you eloquent or famous, however.)

Source: Old Fonts Press

They have quite a few fonts inspired by 17th-19th century penmanship, old maps, and other old styles. As they say on their website, "Write like they used to."

Brian Willson, a font designer and one of the founders of Three Islands Press, was interviewed by The History Blog today.

If only some of our ancestors-and the census takers who recorded them-had handwriting as clear as these!

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