OLD MAP FONTS:
Antiquarian font
Antiquarian Scribe
Bonnycastle
Geographica
Geographica Script
Terra Ignota
 HISTORICAL PENS:
Abigail Adams font
American Scribe
Botanical Scribe
Douglass Pen
Emily Austin font
Geographica Script
Houston Pen
Lamar Pen
Military Scribe
Old Man Eloquent font
Remsen Script
Schooner Script
Texas Hero font
 ANTIQUE TEXTS:
Attic Antique
Bonsai
Broadsheet
Castine
 CREDITS, &C.
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™, Austin Pen™, Bonnycastle™, Bonsai™, Botanical Scribe™, Broadsheet™, Castine™, Douglass Pen™, Emily Austin™, Geographica™, Geographica Hand™, Geographica Script™, Houston Pen™, Lamar Pen™, Military Scribe™, Old Man Eloquent™, Remsen Script™, Schooner Script™, Terra Ignota™ & Texas Hero™, as well as others in the Handwritten History™ Bundle— are the intellectual property of Three Islands Press (copyright ©1994–2017). For site licensing contact:

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

 

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OldFonts.com is owned by Three Islands Press (“3IP”), a small independent type foundry in Rockport, Maine. Its owner, Brian Willson, is also the resident type designer.

Brian WillsonBrian Willson grew up in Austin, Texas, in the 1950s and ’60s. He bounced around the Austin music scene a while before snagging a Radio/TV/Film degree from The University of Texas in 1979. The next year he became a father and promptly high-tailed it with his little family to coastal Maine, where he worked as a broadcast and print journalist for many years.

Willson founded 3IP in 1989 to self-publish a book of pretentious nature essays. Soon after, he found himself tinkering with type design, and 3IP has since become known for its library of authentic-looking handwritten fonts—most of them modeled after historical penmanship—and antique text-type simulations.

In his free time, Willson enjoys birding, hiking, cycling, and nature photography. For the past year or two, he’s been fiddling around with fiction. And from the distant shores of Penobscot Bay, he remains a rabid Texas Longhorns fan.


Abigail Adams American Scribe Botanical Scribe Douglass Pen Emily Austin Geographica Script

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

Antiquarian Antiquarian Scribe Bonnycastle Geographica Terra Ignota

Attic Antique Bonsai Broadsheet Castine

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