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Three Islands Press : Historical Texts : Attic Antique
Three Islands Press Attic Antique™ ($49)

Copyright: ©1993 by Three Islands Press
Designer: Brian Willson
Includes: Attic Antique Regular ($29), Attic Antique Italic ($29)
Packages: 3IP Library, Historical Collection, Historical Texts
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Attic Antique

Attic AntiqueFlipping through a friend’s old hardbound collection of John Burroughs nature essays one day, I thought it’d be fun to see if I could create a typeface with the same uneven, imperfect look to it. I picked and chose among various printed characters, enlarged them somewhat with an old photocopier, scanned and hand-rendered each glyph—then topped things off with a couple goofy ornaments, just for the heck of it. What I ended up with was a surprisingly legible weathered serif akin to the Century faces. The full family has roman and true italic styles; the OpenType release adds true small capitals, old-style and lining figures, numerous ligatures, and Central/Eastern European alphabets. US$49.

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

“[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

“The fonts are just gorgeous. Always a thrill to find a great company with superior merchandise.”
—D.B., St Paul MN

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

“The fonts you offer are quite unique and beautifully done.... Your site and ecommerce process was also a pleasure to view and to use.”
—R.M., Newbury NH

“Not only is Texas Hero a uniquely beautiful font, there’s also the matter of Texas pride.”
—S.P.G., San Antonio TX

“I'm a collector of 19th century antiques and photographs, and like to make labels and scrapbooks using fonts that fit the period of my items. I've even tried to learn the penmanship myself using dip pens... your fonts will make it so much easier!”
—P.M., Palatine IL

 

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