Antiquarian font
Antiquarian Scribe
Bonnycastle
Geographica
Geographica Hand
Geographica Script
Terra Ignota
Abigail Adams font
American Scribe
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
Attic Antique
Bonsai
Broadsheet
Castine
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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™, 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 all other fonts in the Handwritten History™ Bundle— are the intellectual property of Three Islands Press (copyright ©1994–2020). For site licensing contact:

   Three Islands Press
   P.O. Box 9438
   SLC UT 84109-9438 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 Salt Lake City, Utah. 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 2019, after nearly 40 years on the coast of Maine, Willson decided to shake things up a bit and moved to Utah, where he’s been diggin’ daily high desert hikes with Jack, his dog. He also enjoys birding, cycling, nature photography—and for the past few years has been fiddling around with long fiction.


Abigail Adams American Scribe Austin Pen 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

Geographica Hand Terra Ignota Attic Antique Bonsai Broadsheet Castine

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