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About Brian Willson

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 handwriting fonts—many of them modeled after historical penmanship—and antique text 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.

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Attic Antique

KIND WORDS:

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

“[Schooner Script is a] masterpiece.”
—A.D., Miami FL

Bonsai is very beautiful; the font's antiquity seems to conjure a sweet staleness of old newsprint, somehow.”
—A.T., Ontario, Canada

“Oh! I'm in loooove with [Lamar Pen]! It's lovely, it's organic, it's real, it's got history & tradition. My designs are singing!”
—C.C., Palo Alto CA

“[American Scribe] may be the greatest font ever! Everyone on the planet should have it!”
—M.P., Boulder CO

“[American Scribe] is the 3rd font I have ordered from this foundry! Love them. Thanks for the good and authentic work!”
—V.B., BC, Canada

“This is a fantastic resource and the fonts are beautiful!”
—C.B., Bethesda MD

 

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