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Monday, February 1, 2010

A few of our favourite fonts

Font 1:
This beautiful calligraphy style font portrays a smooth, flawless elegance. The font’s shapes are based on ornamental penmanship or calligraphy dating back to the turn of the 20th century.

Font 2:
Inspired by the monumental capitals of ancient Rome, this font recreates the alphabet of Roman antiquity in a way that no other printing typeface ever has. Designer Patrick Griffin provided the font with an unprecedented number of variations and ligatures.

Font 3:
This calligraphy style font is hard to resist. It is not limited to the proportions of a conventional font. Most importantly this calligraphy font legible. A mix of elegance, sensuality, legibility. A beautiful font especially for those who love flowing script, based on calligraphy. This ornate is commonly used on signature flourish to invitations, packaging, restaurant menus, display, because of its decorative qualities.

Font 4:
This outrageous, incongruous, schizophrenic yet adorable all-caps display font, was recently released. The font designer got his inspiration from every ornamented alphabet he’s come across, and possibly invented some of his own as well, combining single letters into fonts that immediately define a style. The atmosphere is somewhere in-between dilapidated-mansion melancholic and thrift-store whimsical. Love it or hate it, there’s no in-between, you can’t ignore it.

Font 5:
This is a gracious and more formal font, but it is never stiff or stuffy. It connects beautifully into a confident cursive flow. With its supple curves and vigorous rhythm, it’s bound to add class and energy to invitations or classy packaging.

Font 6:
From the early 1930s through World War II, there were about 200 professional hand letterers working in New York City alone. This occupation saw its demise with the advent of photo lettering, and after digital typography, became virtually extinct. This font is an exact replica of a hand letterer's writing. Extreme care has been taken to render the original scripts authentically - making the font even more special.


50th anniversary invitations said...

I truly love these kind of Letterings. Thanks for posting this. I think these would be perfect for anniversary invites too.

40th anniversary invitation said...

Wonderful letterings! It is different from the style i used to before.

50th anniversary invitations said...

Like the stroke of every letters! Such an awesome calligraphy.

anniversary invitations 50th said...

Very lovely styles! It can be use in any various occasions creating different invitations.