OLD MAP FONTS:
Antiquarian font
Antiquarian Scribe
Bonnycastle
Geographica
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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Texas Hero font
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Texas Hero Opentype
Texas Hero™

It occurred to me years ago that the graphic arts community might find useful a digital typeface that mimicked the classic look of nineteenth-century handwriting. Conveniently, my mother was then working at the Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin, my hometown. She made copies of the letters of some famous Texans—Houston, Austin, Travis, Rusk. Thomas J. Rusk’s penmanship caught my eye as the most accessible of the bunch. Released in 1994, Texas Hero is, as far as we know, the first authentic simulation of historical penmanship.* US$39. | Order  Buy old fonts

*The OpenType release of Texas Hero™ adds numerous additional ligatures, contextual alternates, lining and old-style figures, and complete Central/Eastern European alphabets.

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