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Three Islands Press Marydale™ ($79)

Copyright: ©1993 by Three Islands Press
Designer: Brian Willson
Includes: Marydale Regular ($29), Marydale Bold ($29), Marydale Black ($29)
Packages: 3IP Library, Handwriting Set
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Marydale

MarydaleWhile working at a trade magazine many years ago, I admired the hand-lettering of a colleague and suggested she let me model a font after her penmanship. She drew out the alphabet, and I launched (then Altsys) Fontographer and (to shorten a long story) ended up designing my first font. For the heck of it, I released it and, astonishingly, it took off. And since then, Marydale herself has had the mixed blessing of seeing her handwriting (and name) plastered all over the planet. The Marydale family has regular, bold, and black weights; the OpenType release adds true small caps, numerous ligatures, and a stylistic set that substitutes a few less quirky glyphs (duplicating our “Marydale Inspired” version of the font)—as well as support for Central/Eastern European, Greek, and Cyrillic languages. US$79.

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“The Lamar Pen font is divine. We are using it on a novel set in the eighteenth century, and the author is ecstatic.”
—J.H., London, England

“[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

“All [these] typefaces are wonderful, romantic creative fonts which no serious designer could possibly overlook.
—G.H., London, England

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

“I have never encountered such fine and detailed work in a handwritten font before. I heartily applaud your attention to detail and historical accuracy.”
—J.W., Seattle WA

“There's a fair number of what I call 'scrawl' faces out there. [Treefrog] is one of the very few I really like.”
—P.M., Palatine IL

“I'm always on the lookout for handwriting fonts that look more like handwriting than fonts. I've always relied on Texas Hero, Schooner Script, and Emily Austin and was very happy to see Lamar Pen and American Scribe.”
—A.L., Los Angeles CA

 

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