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Three Islands Press : Offbeat : Chromosome
Three Islands Press Chromosome™ ($39)

Copyright: ©1995 by Three Islands Press
Designer: Brian Willson
Includes: Chromosome Light ($12), Chromosome Heavy ($12), Chromosome Light Reversed ($12), Chromosome Heavy Reversed ($12)
Packages: 3IP Library, Offbeat Collection
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ChromosomeIt hit me one day that the ’60s-vintage labelmaker I found in the back of a drawer might make an interesting display face. I began playing around—squeezing out letters at various pressures, scanning the results, going over the scans in a vector-graphics app. Looked pretty good. To my chagrin, however, I soon after got a glimpse of someone else’s label-tape font. Though modeled after a more modern device, its rocketing popularity prompted me to set Chromosome aside for a year or so. Finally finished it up in late-1995. The full release has light and heavy weights, regular and reversed styles. US$39.

Three Islands Press : Offbeat : Chromosome
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“[Treefrog] is a real mess and breaks all the rules and I love it.”
—P.M., Palatine IL

“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

“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

“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

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

“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

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


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