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From Classic Romans to down-right chunky, black sans blocks, we've chosen just a few of our favorites here. Don't expect it to end... we'll be back with more favorites from the Ingram Professional Font Library 829 . . . enjoy
Byington classic Serif Roman
Byington Rg is a classic 'Trajan' Romanesque, but with lower case! Note the "Q" -- this font makes wonderful text, but in larger sizes portrays a calm, easy read.
Byington classic Serif Roman See the whole family
Desard-Regular is a wholesome, fresh, light monolithic style hand script that's just plain fun. There are over a dozen casual scripts in the collection, this one is our favorite!
Desard-Regular See the whole family
The Pakenham family of fonts
The Pakenham family includes 9 different weights and postures. This squared sans serif in the Microgramma tradition boasts both classic styles and a few rather bazarre ones.
* Pakenham Boss is a heavy weight with outline and drop shadow
* Pakenham Kayo, a killer black weight and
* Pakenham Wood (shown here) uses subtle slices taken out suggesting the bands in cross-section of wood.
The Pakenham family of fonts See the whole family
Zig zag attitude font
SewnS-Regular is a zig-zag style font that looks like sewing -- but looks great for type 'simulation' or just a nervous topic! When set to huge sizes it really takes on an all different attitude.
Zig zag attitude font See the whole family
Sassy, upright casual script lettering
Spud Black is another really fun, fresh, upright brush font that looks like handwriting or sign lettering. There are several others in the 'Spud' family, all nice. I once knew a lettering man who could dip a Langnickel quill into lamp black and just begin swashing out lettering just like this.
Sassy, upright casual script lettering See the whole family
Grunge Stamp Pad Font - Poster ready!
Chrysotile is a unique 'stamp pad' font that you won't use often, but when you do it will work beautifully. This one is perfect for scrapbooking, or really good grunge collage work! As a sans in grunged blocks try it at 400-points on that poster project and people will swear you had to create it by hand!
Grunge Stamp Pad Font - Poster ready! See the whole family
Professional Font Library 829 selected examples
This year's "16th Annual Fall Fonts Festival" is set using the Addlethorpe font, which simulates the look of lead type from the letterpress days, except it's in positive! This is just one of the multi-layer fonts, mentioned earlier in this article, that you can layer colors and effects with.
Addle Thorpe Regular Addle Thorpe Family
Order the WHOLE collection from Ingram for just $189 -- a true deal for more than 800 fonts! At their web site, you can also purchase individual fonts or font families, in case you are just interested in a few. Go ahead and take a look at this huge collection of
Ingram Professional Font Library 829
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