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terrie
02-28-2005, 02:49 PM
From the P22 newsletter:

>>P22 and Sherwood Type introduce "The Staunton Script Family":

The Staunton Script Family was developed to parallel typographer Ted
Staunton's authorship of a historical novel titled The Clifford Bible. The
novel traces seven generations of the Clifford family from entries on the
flyleaves of an old family Bible. This collection of fonts was generated to
augment the text and reflects some of the stylistic transitions that evolved
in a period spanning between the English Civil War (1640s) and the Victorian
Era (1839-1901). The scripts illustrate the stylistic transitions from
gothic to copperplate, reflecting cultural influences and the
characteristics imparted by the evolution of writing instruments: from the
quill to the steel nib.

Each distinctive writing style was reconstructed as a font for Mr.
Staunton's Book Project, but the availability to the public is a welcome
addition to designers in search of authentic historical handwriting fonts.
Each font can be downloaded individually at $19.95 each or in one set for
a special price of $79.95 (regular combined price: 139.65)
http://www.p22.com/sherwoodtype/stauntonscripts.html

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Tsumani Relief- Font Aid III

The second phase of Font Aid III project features over 400 fleurons by
hundreds of designers (including a few from P22 designers).
For More information see:
http://www.p22.com/news.html

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Until next time...
Cheers from the P22 type foundry e-newsletter staff
http://www.p22.com <<


Terrie

Cristen Gillespie
02-28-2005, 07:24 PM
I really like the set. I'd like to simply have it for the day I have some clue what to do with it<G>

ElyseC
03-01-2005, 10:13 AM
I really like the set. I'd like to simply have it for the day I have some clue what to do with it<G>Exactly what I was thinking. <g> I really like them all, but somehow Virginian really appeals.

annc
03-01-2005, 11:35 AM
Exactly what I was thinking. <g> I really like them all, but somehow Virginian really appeals.You could always write a bodice-ripper about the civil war and use that huge ornament for the chapter heads. <g>

terrie
03-01-2005, 01:30 PM
>>cristen: I'd like to simply have it for the day I have some clue what to do with it<G>

LOL!!! I thought the same thing...'-}}

Terrie

Cristen Gillespie
03-02-2005, 07:36 PM
Exactly what I was thinking. <g> I really like them all, but somehow Virginian really appeals.

Virginian is the one being very seriously considered (well, I *can* afford one<G>), but then Elizabethan appeals for it's quaintness and near illegibility. Chatham is closest to my Grandmother's own hand, although I like Broadwindsor better for a "natural" hand. It makes a pretty-looking page. I have no use for a pretty-looking page, but I can hope for a use.

ElyseC
03-03-2005, 08:33 PM
I have no use for a pretty-looking page, but I can hope for a use.Right now that's the best I can do for of any of them. <sigh of longing>