Old penmanship and handwriting fonts
 OLD MAP FONTS:
Antiquarian
Antiquarian Scribe
Bonnycastle
Terra Ignota
 HISTORICAL PENS:
Abigail Adams
American Scribe
Botanical Scribe
Douglass Pen
Emily Austin
Houston Pen
Lamar Pen
Military Scribe
Lamar Pen
Remsen Script
Schooner Script
Texas Hero
 ANTIQUE TEXTS:
Attic Antique
Bonsai
Broadsheet
Castine
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 CREDITS, &C.
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The text face used here (as well as elsewhere) is Broadsheet™. The home page letters are set in Emily Austin™ & Lamar Pen™. All typefaces referenced on this website—Abigail Adams™, American Scribe™, Antiquarian™, Antiquarian Scribe™, Attic Antique™, Bonnycastle™, Bonsai™, Botanical Scribe™, Broadsheet™, Castine™, Douglass Pen™, Emily Austin™, Houston Pen™, Lamar Pen™, Military Scribe™, Old Man Eloquent™, Remsen Script™, Schooner Script™, Terra Ignota™ & Texas Hero™—are the intellectual property of Three Islands Press (copyright ©1994–2015). For site licensing contact:

   Three Islands Press
   P.O. Box 1092
   Rockport ME 04856 USA
   (207) 596-6768
   info@oldfonts.com

 

Write like they used to.
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February Special!
FREE with any order this month is Remsen Script™, an exacting interpretation of fine 18th-century colonial American penmanship. No discount code required—simply buy any other font (or fonts) before 01 March 2016, and you'll also get a free download link to this formal 1700s handwriting simulation (a $39 value). Has nearly 1,000 glyphs, including ink blots, cross-outs, and numerous period ligatures.
Military Scribe, a 1770s handwritten font
Geographica typeface to be released soon

In Progress...
Geographica™ will be a our first modern serif text-type family—albeit one modeled after historical materials. Inspired by the hand-written legends on the mid-1700s New World maps of English engraver Thomas Jefferys, this typeface will come with the four standard styles, as well as two hand-drawn fonts—all with a slew of cartographic ornaments. I’ll post progress reports below—but meantime, feel free try out the roman.


The bold is done, and I’m nearly finished with the italic. (Still at work on the italic—kerning pairs, etc.)


Introducing our new Bonnycastle font

Latest Release
Bonnycastle™ is a vintage titling font inspired by the legends on some maps and charts by Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle (1791–1847), an English military engineer who served in the War of 1812 and settled in Canada. It comes with more than 1,100 glyphs, including true small caps, stylistic alternates, discretionary ligatures, and several cartographic ornaments. The newest member of our Old Map Fonts collection. Try it out here.


Military Scribe font

Tenth of Foot
Military Scribe™ is modeled after the compact, legible script on the mid- to late-1770s muster rolls of the 10th Regiment of Foot, a British Military unit that saw action at the outset of the American Revolution in the Battle of Lexington and Concord as well as Bunker Hill. Comes with scores OpenType features, including historical ligatures, contextual alternates, and ink blots—more than 1,000 characters in all.


Remsen Script font

Colonial Broadside
Remsen Script™ is a Colonial American cursive based on the hand of the penman who engrossed a three-page broadside addressed to British manufacturers on behalf of the merchants of Philadelphia. The merchants' appeal failed, of course, but the broadside survives as an ancestral keepsake of a family named Remsen. An elegant cursive with numerous period ligatures, conditional alternates, and OpenType stylistic sets.


Abigail Adams font

My Dearest Friend
The eponymous inspiration for Abigail Adams™ carried on a famous epistolary dialog with John, her husband and "Dearest Friend," for more than forty years. Abigail Adams wrote swiftly and intellegently, if not beautifully, in a hand that somehow perfectly represents late-1700s America—as well as her role as key advisor to the second President of the United States. Click here for details.


Abigail Adams American Scribe Botanical Scribe Douglass Pen Emily Austin Houston Pen

Lamar Pen Military Scribe Old Man Eloquent Remsen Script Schooner Script Texas Hero

Antiquarian Antiquarian Scribe Bonnycastle Terra Ignota Attic Antique Bonsai Broadsheet Castine

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 KIND WORDS:

“The Lamar Pen font is divine. We are using it on a novel set in the eighteenth century, and the author is ecstatic.”
—J.H., London, England

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