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Three Islands Press Castine™ ($49)

Copyright: ©1998 by Three Islands Press
Designer: Brian Willson
Includes: Castine Regular ($29), Castine Italic ($29)
Packages: 3IP Library, Historical Collection, Historical Texts
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CastineThere’s a cemetery in Castine, Maine, a lovely coastal town perhaps best known for Maine Maritime Academy and a surviving crop of stately old American elms, with headstones dating back into the 18th century—the standard old headstone shape, often topped by winged skulls. Thanks to Deborah Pulliam, I got my hands on a couple rubbings; these show a particular style of stonecarving that proved captivating to the point of typeface design. Castine has a full character set in both roman and italic styles. The OpenType release adds numerous ligatures, old-style and lining figures, and Central/Eastern European alphabets. (Check out the epitaphs.) US$49.

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—A.L., Los Angeles CA

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—G.H., London, England

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—G.V., Salem OR

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—C.C., Palo Alto CA

“These are fantastic fonts, and I appreciate that your company offers a trial download (minus the "e") so I could sell these fonts to my client.
—L.A., Woodinville WA

“[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

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


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